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Duke Energy exec apologizes for NC coal ash spill
Submitted by WWAY on Mon, 02/17/2014 - 12:36pm.

A Duke Energy executive is apologizing for the company's massive coal ash spill that turned the Dan River cloudy for miles.

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Environmental groups file suit about Sutton Plant pollution
Submitted by WWAY on Thu, 09/12/2013 - 2:39pm.

videoEnvironmental groups today filed a federal lawsuit against Duke Energy Progress. They want the power company to clean up its toxic coal ash pollution of Sutton Lake near Wilmington and coal ash pollution of groundwater at its Sutton Plant.

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State suing Sutton Electric Plant/Duke Energy
Submitted by WWAY on Fri, 08/16/2013 - 3:45pm.

The state has filed two lawsuits for injunctive relief against Duke Energy Progress Inc. and Duke Energy Carolinas, LLC for claims related to the discharge of wastewater from the utility’s North Carolina coal ash impoundments that were not included in the state’s earlier legal actions.

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State budget would change environmental commissions
Submitted by Allyson Lorick on Wed, 07/24/2013 - 7:49am.

The proposed North Carolina budget would change the way two environmental commissions operate, ending the terms of nearly all the members on both the Environmental Management Commission and the Coastal Resources Commission by July 31.

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Report: NC beaches, waterways had fourth most trash in US
Submitted by WWAY on Tue, 05/14/2013 - 3:09pm.

videoThe non-profit Ocean Conservancy's annual cleanup report ranks North Carolina fourth in the United States in the amount of waste picked up on public beaches and waterways.

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NC agencies agree on narrow emissions exemption
Submitted by WWAY on Thu, 08/09/2012 - 12:39pm.

North Carolina agencies will enforce a new law that exempts more passenger vehicles from emissions tests by using a narrow interpretation of the statute.

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North Carolina to be called "toxic"
Submitted by Ashley Jacobs on Thu, 08/09/2012 - 7:22am.

A new analysis by the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) will rank North Carolina as one of the "Toxic 20" worst states in terms of toxic air pollution from electric power plants.

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Grant money to help clean Bradley Creek
Submitted by WWAY on Mon, 07/30/2012 - 10:22am.

The North Carolina Coastal Federation will receive $100,000 to reduce stormwater runoff and restore water quality in the Cape Fear River Basin. The Coastal Federation's goal is to restore shell fishing and recreational uses to Bradley Creek near Wrightsville Beach.

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NC mercury air emissions down in coal plants
Submitted by WWAY on Fri, 07/13/2012 - 3:35pm.

A state study shows that mercury emissions from coal-fired power plants in North Carolina have gone down 70 percent in the last decade.

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NC Air Toxics Program changes get Perdue's backing
Submitted by WWAY on Thu, 03/22/2012 - 11:59am.

A top environmental regulator says North Carolina Gov. Bev Perdue generally supports a legislative proposal to exempt industrial plants from state pollution reduction rules if they already must comply with federal rules involving certain chemicals.

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