A little-known administrative rule allows state officials to cancel environmental certificates if conditions change.
“I do believe that this location was selected because we are African Americans,” says 75-year-old activist Ella Rose. “People need to know our lives count, too.”
Duke Energy’s long-term generation plan in North Carolina is similar to prior years, forecasting a continued reliance on coal and natural gas into the 2030s. Advocates hope the plan gets more scrutiny from regulators this time around.
Property owners in the pipeline’s path are relieved by recent delays that offer hope they might stop the project.
Wind and solar generation on the nation’s largest regional electric grid lags other parts of the country.