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Will Duke Energy Stop Committing Environmental Crimes?

Posted in Coal Ash, Contamination, CWA, Government, Groundwater, Water

On May 14, 2015, in a federal courtroom in Greenville, North Carolina, coal combusting giant Duke Energy pled guilty to committing 9 environmental crimes for its years of illegal discharge of coal ash pollution throughout the State of North Carolina.  Duke Energy will also pay some $102 million in fines and restitution.1 So, a big… Continue Reading

Less Government Patience, More Government Action Needed on North Carolina Groundwater Contamination

Posted in Chromium, Coal Ash, Contamination, Government, Groundwater

Why isn’t the State of North Carolina doing more to protect its own citizens against contaminated water? For years, North Carolina has departed from the practice of most states, and allowed political heavyweight Duke Energy to store coal ash—the toxic residue of coal burning—in unlined pits near bodies of water and even residents. No liners… Continue Reading