Coal ash from a Duke Energy plant spilled into the Dan River in February 2014.
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NC regulator fines Duke Energy nearly $7M for coal ash spill

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.
Coal Ash stored at Duke Energy's Sutton Plant in New Hanover County.
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Official: Coal ash deadlines straining environmental agency

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.
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Judge OKs Duke Energy plan as part of $102M court settlement

A federal judge is approving two Duke Energy plans describing how the country's largest electricity company says it will comply with environmental laws.
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Rising climate fears bring urgency to Paris meeting

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.
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North Carolina seeks public input on carbon emission plan

North Carolina officials are asking for the public's input on a proposed plan to reduce carbon emissions from power plants.
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VW says it will cooperate amid latest cheating allegation

Volkswagen says it will "fully cooperate" with the Environmental Protection Agency, which is accusing the automaker of cheating a second time on emissions tests.
Duke Energy begins removing coal ash from its Riverbend plant near Charlotte on May 21, 2015 (Source: Duke Energy)
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Judge hits state agency over Duke Energy coal ash pollution

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.
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2016 VW diesels have new software affecting emissions tests

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.
Coal Ash stored at Duke Energy's Sutton Plant in New Hanover County.
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Official wanted bigger fine for Duke Energy coal ash issues

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.
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Rain blamed for 500,000-gallon wastewater spill

Brunswick County says the weekend's heavy rain led to a wastewater spill in Carolina Shores.