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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.
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 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.
Crews are working to remove some of the coal ash from Wilmington's Sutton Plant.
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.
The House has approved a bill granting states authority to regulate waste generated from coal burned for electricity.
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.
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 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.