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During a speech on American energy in Pittsburgh on Wednesday, President Donald Trump ticked through his usual issues before making an unusual remark about his long-promised border wall.
Democrats and environmental activists cried foul over the move and were told that Jim Womack absolutely is a conservationist.
The North Carolina Environmental Partnership, a group of environmental advocates, has begun airing an ad critical of Gov. Pat McCrory. After two conservative groups went on the air in support of the governor, this is the first ad of the 2016 campaign critical of McCrory.
Environmental regulators this week issued the state's first contracts to test sites in North Carolina for oil and gas resources ahead of any potential drilling.
At zero hour for gas drilling in North Carolina, opponents say the state should hit the pause button.
A three-judge panel says the legislature overstepped its authority when it created two panels to oversee coal ash cleanup and energy exploration.
Lawmakers promised three years ago when they voted to legalize drilling that the state would have the country's best regulations on the books before permits were granted, but that hasn't happened so far with regard to air pollution generated by drilling sites.
State regulators would be relieved from developing new air quality rules to govern natural gas drilling under a measure that passed the state House Wednesday.
Environmental advocates said that Rep. Mike Hager, R-Rutherford, sneaked an amendment into an unrelated bill relaxing air quality regulations on natural gas drilling.
Barring 11th hour actions by the General Assembly, companies will be able to apply for natural gas drilling permits in mid-March.
The last set of laws passed by the General Assembly in 2013 and 2014 go into effect Thursday, including a corporate tax cut and a switch to film incentives.
Our crystal-ball-gazing reporter sees political intrigue, tax tenseness and more Medicaid mishegas in 2015.
Lawmakers plan to end their legislative short session this month. Before they do, the House and Senate must bridge their differences on several key pieces of legislation.
Are Russians taking an interest in a North Carolina state Senate campaign? In a fundraising email earlier this week, Sen. Chad Barefoot said "environmentalists are on the attack again - and this time, Russia is in the mix." Our fact check goes international.
Lawmakers are working through a list of properties outlined at the beginning of session. The state budget, and its accompanying provisions on Medicaid and teacher salaries, are by far the biggest priorities left.
Gov. Pat McCrory on Wednesday signed legislation that would speed up the start of natural gas drilling in North Carolina.
Opponents of a measure that is on its way to Gov. Pat McCrory says it breaks a promise not to open the state to natural gas drilling until the General Assembly had a chance to review the rules. So is a promise a promise?
House and Senate lawmakers gave final approval Thursday to a proposal that would speed up the start of natural gas drilling in the state.
Laura Leslie and Bruce Mildwurf
The state House gave tentative approval Wednesday to a proposal that would allow natural gas drilling to start in the state as soon as rules for the industry are finalized.
Laura Leslie and Mark Binker
A bill that would lift North Carolina's ban on the controversial natural gas drilling practice known as "fracking" is expected to face debate on the House floor Wednesday after gaining approval from the House Finance Committee.
The chief of an Army medical center has been relieved of his command because of problems with patient care, and the Pentagon has ordered a review of its health care system, defense officials said.
PAULINE JELINEK, Associated Press
The start of fracking in North Carolina would no longer be set in stone if a bill approved by the House Public Utilities and Energy Committee on Tuesday becomes law.
Local governments suffered a double blow in Raleigh this week, as state lawmakers passed bills that limit their power to raise money and control land use.
Opponents of the measure to clear the way for natural gas drilling say they worry it could put drinking water at risk.