North Carolina environmental regulators say they're fining the country's largest electric company nearly $7 million for pollution related to a big spill of liquefied coal ash in 2014.
An official with North Carolina's environmental regulation agency says deadlines under a coal-ash cleanup law have put enormous strain on the department's staff.
A federal judge is approving two Duke Energy plans describing how the country's largest electricity company says it will comply with environmental laws.
The world’s biggest conference on climate change started today in Paris, with the pressure on leaders from over 150 countries to stem the most destructive effects of global warming.
North Carolina officials are asking for the public's input on a proposed plan to reduce carbon emissions from power plants.
Volkswagen says it will "fully cooperate" with the Environmental Protection Agency, which is accusing the automaker of cheating a second time on emissions tests.
A federal judge is blasting North Carolina's environmental watchdog agency, saying officials didn't try very hard to force Duke Energy to clean up toxic groundwater pollution near a coal-burning power plant where neighbors can't drink their well water.
Volkswagen has disclosed to U.S. regulators that there's additional suspect software in its 2016 diesel models that would potentially help exhaust systems run cleaner during government tests.
An assistant secretary in the N.C. Department of Environmental Quality says he would have levied a heavier fine on Duke Energy than the $25.1 million it was assessed for coal ash violations.
Brunswick County says the weekend's heavy rain led to a wastewater spill in Carolina Shores.