The Laurinburg, N.C., City Council has rejected a plan for a solar farm at the urging of about 200 residents, more than half of whom voiced concern about the effect on property value and possible contamination of water supply and soil. Strata Solar also has been denied a permit by the Robeson County Board of Commissioners.
The La Cañada Flintridge, Calif., City Council is split on banning single-use plastic bags. Some councilors and residents support the measure, saying it would be environmentally responsible and would save the city and businesses money.
The Myrtle Beach, S.C., City Council is considering a $20 million, three-year plan for improvements such as upgrading streets and sidewalks, putting utilities underground and bettering stormwater quality. About $8 million would go toward rerouting stormwater flow to an ocean-outfall system.