Pollution

Coal Ash stored at Duke Energy's Sutton Plant in New Hanover County.
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. Wed, 07/22/2015 - 8:57pm
NC Senate packs bill with environmental regulation changes
NC Senate packs bill with environmental regulation changes
Senate Republicans are again trying to push through the North Carolina legislature dozens of legislative changes they say will reduce needless regulation and aid business. Mon, 06/29/2015 - 10:48pm
Coal Ash
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. Tue, 06/23/2015 - 11:45am
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EPA proposes tougher fuel-efficiency standards for trucks
The Obama administration on Friday proposed tough new standards to improve fuel efficiency and reduce carbon dioxide pollution from trucks and vans, the latest move by President Barack Obama to address global warming. Fri, 06/19/2015 - 5:05pm
Coal ash from a Duke Energy plant spilled into the Dan River in February 2014.
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. Thu, 06/11/2015 - 2:55pm
Coal Ash stored at Duke Energy's Sutton Plant in New Hanover County.
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. Tue, 06/09/2015 - 5:38pm
Coal Ash
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. Fri, 06/05/2015 - 10:44pm
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NC officials warn more near Duke ash pits not to drink water
North Carolina officials are warning more residents living near Duke Energy's coal ash pits that it's not safe to drink or cook with their well water. Wed, 05/20/2015 - 8:36pm
A storm water pipe under an ash basin at the retired Dan River coal plant failed and released up to 39,000 tons of coal ash into the Dan River on Feb. 2, 2014.
Prosecutor: No more charges expected in coal ash case
One of the federal prosecutors who supervised the criminal case over Duke Energy's coal ash pollution says he doesn't expect to file any additional charges in the case. Fri, 05/15/2015 - 2:08pm
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Duke pleads guilty in court to environmental crimes, agrees to pay $102 million in penalties
Duke Energy has pleaded guilty in federal court to environmental crimes and has agreed to pay $102 million in fines and restitution over years of illegal pollution leaking from coal-ash dumps at five North Carolina power plants. Thu, 05/14/2015 - 9:04am