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Clean Water Act

Judge: Coal ash lawsuit in NC can move forward

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videoA federal judge says a lawsuit accusing Duke Energy coal ash pits of polluting a lake near Wilmington can move forward. The Southern Environmental Law Center filed a lawsuit last year on behalf of environmental groups, saying the toxic waste was polluting Sutton Lake and violating the federal Clean Water Act. Full story...
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Judge: Groups can participate in NC coal ash cases

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A North Carolina judge says a coalition of environmental groups can participate in the state's enforcement action against Duke Energy for groundwater pollution leeching from the company's coal ash dumps. Full story...
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Judge postpones hearing in coal ash lawsuit

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A federal judge is postponing a hearing on a lawsuit filed by an environmental group claiming Duke Energy violated the Clean Water Act by allowing its coal ash pits to pollute a major Charlotte waterway. Full story...
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Hog farm ordered to pay for wetlands preservation

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A Columbus County hog farm operator has been ordered to pay $1.5 million in fines and restitution for violations of the federal Clean Water Act. Full story...
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Columbus Co. based Freedman Farms fined $1.5 million, President sent to jail

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Freedman Farms Inc. was sentenced in federal court to five years probation and ordered to pay $1.5 million in fines, restitution, and community service payments for violating the Clean Water Act when they discharged hog waste into a stream that leads to the Waccamaw River Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Columbus Co. hog farm pleads guilty to dumping waste into stream

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Freedman Farms, Inc. and its president, William B. Freedman, pleaded guilty yesterday in federal court in New Bern to violating the Clean Water Act when they discharged hog waste into a stream that leads to the Waccamaw River. Full story...
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