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Dangers of Coal Ash Gets Much-Needed National Media Attention

Dangers of Coal Ash Gets Much-Needed National Media Attention

Thanks to the third-largest and most recent coal ash spill at Duke Energy’s Dan River plant in Eden, N.C., this past February—and the federal investigation and political nonsense that followed—it may seem as though coal ash is only a North Carolina issue, but it is not. Coal ash pollution is a national issue (well, truly, […]

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    Breaking: North Carolina Regulators Take Legal Action Against Duke Energy for Coal Ash Dumping

    Breaking: North Carolina Regulators Take Legal Action Against Duke Energy for Coal Ash Dumping

    North Carolina environmental regulators have cited Duke Energy for violating the conditions of a wastewater permit after it illegally dumped an estimated 61 million gallons of coal ash wastewater into a Cape Fear River tributary, according to Waterkeeper Alliance.  The state’s Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) issued the citation on Thursday for the permit […]

    No More Excuses: Duke Energy, Clean Up Your Toxic Ash Holes

    No More Excuses: Duke Energy, Clean Up Your Toxic Ash Holes

    For four years, Waterkeeper Alliance and our North Carolina Riverkeepers have been locked in a pitched battle with Duke Energy to force the irresponsible company to clean up its dangerous, illegally polluting ash ponds which we call toxic ash holes. In 2009, I traveled to Raleigh to meet with the Aquifer Protection Section of the North Carolina […]

    The Most Dangerous ‘Model’ Laws Written by ALEC

    The Most Dangerous ‘Model’ Laws Written by ALEC

    Greenpeace By Cassady Sharp The same law that contributed to George Zimmerman walking free out of a Florida courtroom last weekend after taking the life of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin was primarily written by the same super lobbying group behind legislation protecting natural gas companies from disclosing chemicals used in fracking. The American Legislative Exchange Council, […]