Duke Energy coal ash News

North Carolina Joins EPA Action, Scuttles Coal Ash Deal with Duke Energy

North Carolina regulators have asked a judge to withdraw a proposed settlement that would have allowed Duke Energy to resolve environmental violations by paying a $99,000 fine with no requirement that the $50 billion company clean up its pollution. The …

North Carolina Governor Wants Duke Energy Plan to Remediate Coal Ash Sites

North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory is asking Duke Energy to develop a plan to clean up the coal ash spill on the Dan River and make sure other coal-ash sites are safe. The News & Observer of Raleigh reported that …

Cape Fear Residents Deal with Fear of Coal Ash Dumps

From his modest home in Wilmington, North Carolina near the Cape Fear River, Sam Malpass can glimpse the tall stacks of Duke Energy’s Sutton Steam Electric Plant, a looming reminder of the environmental dangers threatening his family. Contaminated groundwater from …

North Carolina Seeks to Halt Duke Coal Ash Settlement After Spill

North Carolina has asked a state judge to put a controversial settlement deal with U.S. power company Duke Energy over pollution on hold after a massive coal ash spill into a local river raised fresh concerns about water safety. Last …

Environmentalists Hit North Carolina Politics Behind Duke’s Coal Ash Pollution

Over the last year, environmental groups have tried three times to use the federal Clean Water Act to force Duke Energy to clear out leaky coal ash dumps like the one that ruptured last week, spewing enough toxic sludge into …