Duke coal ash cleanup News

Duke Coal Ash Case Goes Before North Carolina Supreme Court

North Carolina’s highest court is weighing whether state environmental rules require Duke Energy to clean up its leaky coal ash dumps immediately, or years down the road. The North Carolina Supreme Court heard arguments this week after Duke Energy and …

Regulators Determining Fines for Duke After Coal Ash Spill in North Carolina

A year after the sudden collapse of an old drainage pipe triggered the third largest coal ash spill in U.S. history, regulators say they are still working to determine how much to fine the nation’s largest electricity company. It took …

Duke Energy Balks at Coal Ash Site Closure Deadline

Duke Energy is expressing concern about proposed legislation requiring the closure of all of its North Carolina coal ash dumps by 2029, a deadline the company says is about half the time it will need. The bill backed by Republican …

Shareholders Sue Duke Energy Over North Carolina Coal Ash Liability

Duke Energy Corp. shareholders accused the board of exposing the company to billions of dollars in liability by failing to clean up coal-ash ponds in North Carolina, setting up another legal challenge for the largest U.S. utility owner after a …

Duke Puts $10B Pricetag on North Carolina Coal-Ash Cleanup

Duke Energy Corp. said the total tab for cleaning up its North Carolina coal-ash dumps may reach $10 billion amid a call for national rules to regulate the disposal of the fossil-fuel byproduct. Duke plans to spend $2 billion to …