Duke Energy coal ash News

Environmental Groups Ask North Carolina Judge to Dismiss Part of Duke Energy Suit

A coalition of environmental groups is supporting Duke Energy’s effort to dismiss part of long-running lawsuit over pollution leaking from the company’s coal ash dumps. The Southern Environmental Law Center filed July 22 in support of Duke’s motion to a …

North Carolina High Court Rules Duke Energy Has ‘Years’ to Cleanup Coal Ash

North Carolina’s highest court ruled June 11 that Duke Energy has years to clean up leaking coal ash dumps as outlined by a new state law. The state Supreme Court overruled a lower court judge’s decision that the country’s largest …

North Carolina Regulators Order Duke to Stop Spreading Groundwater Pollution

North Carolina environmental regulators ordered Duke Energy this week to stop the spread of groundwater pollution from coal ash dumps outside Wilmington after tests showed contamination in nearby drinking water wells. The state Department of Environment and Natural Resources said …

More North Carolina Wells Near Duke Coal Ash Pits Show Water Contamination

North Carolina officials are warning even more residents living near Duke Energy’s coal ash pits that it’s not safe to drink or cook with their well water. The state Department of Environment and Natural Resources said Wednesday that 191 drinking …

Duke Energy Settles North Carolina Coal Ash Criminal Case for $102M

As Duke Energy pleaded guilty Thursday in a North Carolina courtroom to nine criminal violations of the federal Clean Water Act, federal prosecutors recounted examples where time and again the nation’s largest electricity company failed to prevent its illegal pollution. …

Officials in North Carolina Warn More Residents of Unsafe Water

North Carolina officials are warning more residents living near Duke Energy’s coal ash pits that it’s not safe to drink or cook with their well water after tests showed contamination levels that is raising health concerns. The state Department of …

Judge Approves Delay in Sentencing for Duke Energy Coal Ash Crimes

Duke Energy received a delay Tuesday in pleading guilty to environmental crimes after the company raised the specter that bureaucratic red tape could result in power being cut to military bases across North Carolina. U.S. District Judge Malcolm Howard approved …

Duke Energy Appeals $25M Pollution Fine by North Carolina Regulators

Duke Energy Corp. says a $25 million fine by North Carolina environmental regulators over coal ash pollution that has been seeping into groundwater for years is excessive and unnecessary. The country’s largest electric company said Thursday it appealed the penalty …

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 …