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Board considers water line for neighbors of coal ash ponds

A county board could OK an agreement with Duke Energy Corp. for a multi-million-dollar water line that the company is required to provide to neighbors of coal ash ponds.

Public meeting held to discuss proposed closure of Sutton coal ash ponds

Community members came out to Cape Fear Community College Tuesday night for a public meeting about the proposed closure plans for the Sutton Plant coal ash ponds.

Duke Energy to keep dry coal ash in place at 10 power plants

Duke Energy plans to cap unlined and potentially leaking coal ash pits at 10 generating plants in North Carolina and Indiana, while excavating its sites in Kentucky and South Carolina.

Coal ash removal at Sutton Plant underway

Crews are working to remove some of the coal ash from Wilmington's Sutton Plant.

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.

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.

Environmental groups ask judge to dismiss part of lawsuit

A coalition of environmental groups is asking a North Carolina judge to dismiss part of lawsuit over pollution leaking from Duke Energy's coal ash dumps.

NC justices scrutinize makeup of coal ash, other committees

A lawsuit pitting Gov. Pat McCrory against the General Assembly could change the balance of power between North Carolina's legislative and executive branches.

Duke Energy CEO getting pay raise year after coal ash spill

Duke Energy Corp. CEO Lynn Good is getting a raise a year after the country's largest electric company confronted a coal ash spill that coated 70 miles of a North Carolina river in sludge containing toxic heavy metals.

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