North Carolina coal ash News

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …