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4 weeks ago
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EPA smokestacks rules unwelcome, unneeded say leaders in NC

Stricter carbon dioxide limits on North Carolina power plants are less demanding than other states, and the state started cutting smokestack pollution more than a decade ago, yet lawmakers are gearing up to fight the Obama administration.
Coal Ash stored at Duke Energy's Sutton Plant in New Hanover County.
1 month ago
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House approves bill to tweak coal ash standards

The House has approved a bill granting states authority to regulate waste generated from coal burned for electricity.
Coal Ash stored at Duke Energy's Sutton Plant in New Hanover County.
1 month ago
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Environmental groups ask judge to dismiss part of lawsuit

A coalition of environmental groups is asking a North Carolina judge to dismiss part of lawsuit over pollution leaking from Duke Energy's coal ash dumps.
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2 months ago
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NC justices scrutinize makeup of coal ash, other committees

A lawsuit pitting Gov. Pat McCrory against the General Assembly could change the balance of power between North Carolina's legislative and executive branches.
Duke Energy Corporation CEO Lynn Good {Photo Courtesy: duke-energy.com}
2 months ago
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Duke Energy CEO getting pay raise year after coal ash spill

Duke Energy Corp. CEO Lynn Good is getting a raise a year after the country's largest electric company confronted a coal ash spill that coated 70 miles of a North Carolina river in sludge containing toxic heavy metals.
Coal Ash
2 months ago
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Duke Energy plans to dig up, move coal ash from most pits

Duke Energy plans to excavate and move coal ash from a dozen more waste ponds.
Coal ash from a Duke Energy plant spilled into the Dan River in February 2014.
3 months ago
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NC high court: Immediate cleanup of coal ash not required

North Carolina's highest court says Duke Energy has years to clean up leaking coal ash dumps as outlined by a new state law and doesn't have to act immediately.
Coal Ash stored at Duke Energy's Sutton Plant in New Hanover County.
3 months ago
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DENR tells Duke Energy to stop Sutton coal ash pollution spread

Duke Energy could face another fine for spreading coal ash in the groundwater near its Sutton Plant in New Hanover County. The state fined Duke Energy $25 million for this problem in March.
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3 months ago
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NC issues permits for Duke to dump coal ash at clay mines

North Carolina regulators say they've issued permits that will allow Duke Energy to dump coal ash into open-pit clay mines in two counties.
Duke Energy begins removing coal ash from its Riverbend plant near Charlotte on May 21, 2015 (Source: Duke Energy)
3 months ago
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Duke begins removing coal ash from dump near Charlotte

Duke Energy has begun what will be the years-long process of digging up coal ash from its unlined dumps and North Carolina and removing it to safer storage.