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Duke Energy to Appeal $25M Fine by North Carolina Regulators

Duke Energy will appeal a $25.1 million fine by North Carolina environmental regulators over pollution that has been seeping into groundwater for years from a pair of coal ash pits at a retired power plant. The fine, which was announced …

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 …

North Carolina Fines Duke Energy $25M over Coal Ash Pollution

North Carolina environmental officials are fining Duke Energy $25 million over pollution that has been seeping into groundwater for years from a pair of coal ash pits at a retired power plant. The state Department of Environment and Natural Resources …

Proposed North Carolina Permit Rules Would Allow Duke Pollution to Continue

Duke Energy could legally leak pollutants from some of its coal ash dumps under new wastewater permits proposed Friday by North Carolina regulators. Just days after federal prosecutors filed criminal charges against Duke over the leaks, the North Carolina Department …

Duke Energy Faces Federal Charges from Illegal Pollution at 5 North Carolina Plants

Federal prosecutors filed multiple criminal charges against Duke Energy on Friday over years of illegal pollution leaking from coal ash dumps at five North Carolina power plants. The three U.S. Attorney’s Offices covering the state charged Duke with nine misdemeanor …

SEC Filing: Duke Energy Expects to Settle Criminal Charges from Spill for $100M

Duke Energy expects to pay $100 million to settle an ongoing federal criminal investigation that began after a massive coal ash spill at a North Carolina plant. The details are contained in an earnings report filed with the Securities and …

Duke in Talks with U.S. on 2014 North Carolina Coal Ash Spill

Duke Energy Corp., the largest U.S. utility owner, is in settlement talks with the U.S. government over a coal ash spill in North Carolina’s Dan River. The company expects a proposed agreement could be reached in the next several days, …

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 …

North Carolina Lawmakers Approve Law Regulating Duke’s Coal Ash Dumps

State House and Senate leaders said this week that they have reached a compromise on legislation to make Duke Energy curb pollution from its 33 coal ash dumps across North Carolina. House Speaker Thom Tillis and Senate President Phil Berger …

North Carolina Bill Would Force Duke to Close Coal Ash Sites Over 15 Years

A bill backed by key North Carolina lawmakers would require Duke Energy to close all of its coal ash dumps across the state within 15 years, with much of the toxic material going into lined landfills. The Associated Press obtained …