Coal Ash
1 week ago
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Tests find water polluted outside Duke Energy coal ash range

A handful of tests near Duke Energy coal plants find heavy metals in North Carolina water wells outside the range of coal ash contamination seeping from storage pits.
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2 weeks ago
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Public meeting on Navassa Superfund site Tuesday

The public will have an opportunity Tuesday to provide federal and state agencies with feedback on a plan to restore the natural resources in a Brunswick County town where a wood treatment operation contaminated the nearby environment for several decades.
Obama Pollution
3 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.
Obama Pollution
4 weeks ago
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Obama heralds impact of power plant regulations

President Barack Obama says his new power plant regulations are "the single most important step" America has ever taken in the fight against climate change.
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.
NC Senate packs bill with environmental regulation changes
2 months ago
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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.
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.
FuelStandards_Trucks
2 months ago
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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.
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.