Duke Energy coal ash News

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 …

Citizens Near North Carolina Coal Ash Sites Fear Health Effects

The sweet tea served in the tidy kitchen of Joanne Thomas’ antebellum home in Dukeville, North Carolina, comes with an ominous warning. “It’s made with bottled water,” says Thomas, a spry 71-year-old. “But the ice comes from our well.” For …

Judge Allows Coal Ash Suit Against Duke Energy in North Carolina

A federal judge says a lawsuit accusing Duke Energy coal ash pits of polluting a lake near Wilmington can move forward. The Southern Environmental Law Center filed a lawsuit last year on behalf of environmental groups, saying the toxic waste …

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 …

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 …