Southern Environmental Law Center News

Duke Energy, Environmentalists Clash Over 5-Year-Old Groundwater Cleanup Lawsuit

A North Carolina appeals court should keep alive a five-year-old lawsuit because it increases the pressure on Duke Energy Corp. to clean up groundwater contaminated by its coal ash pits, environmental lawyers argued Thursday. The Charlotte-based electricity utility admits coal …

Report: Coal Ash Stored at Virginia Power Plant Vulnerable to Risks

Millions of tons of ash stored at a former coal-fired power plant in the city will become increasingly vulnerable to flooding and other coastal risks, according to a report compiled for an environmental group that is seeking to have the …

Testing Shows Chemicals in Well Water Near Tennessee Power Plant

Albert Hudson worries about the water coming from the well on his property near the Tennessee Valley Authority’s coal-fired power plant in Gallatin, Tenn. Hudson received a letter recently from the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation notifying him that …

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 …