All posts in Asheville Coal Ash

Gov. Pat McCrory
July 2, 2014, 1 Comment

Gov. Pat McCrory objected Tuesday to the legislature’s plan to name a new commission to oversee hazard rankings and closures of Duke Energy’s 33 North Carolina ash ponds.

The North Carolina General Assembly in Raleigh. Angie Newsome/Carolina Public Press

Raleigh Report: Waiting for a NC budget deal

June 30, 2014, Comments Off

Guessing when an state budget agreement between state House and Senate legislators could happen got more difficult last week as both sides seemed to h ...

Duke Energy's Asheville plant. Micah Wilkins/Carolina Public Press

NC Senate approves coal-ash pond cleanups

June 25, 2014, 1 Comment

The N.C. Senate gave tentative approval Tuesday to a bill that makes Duke Energy close its 33 coal ash ponds in the state within 15 years, but it bloc ...

Kirk Ross/Carolina Public Press

New coal ash bill, McCrory’s budget proposal launches North Carolina legislative session

May 15, 2014, Comments Off

The short session’s traditional purpose is to adjust the state budget. But, in a heated election year, the General Assembly's return also brought a ...

  • Duke Energy's Asheville plant. Micah Wilkins/Carolina Public Press
    Duke Energy wants state coal ash lawsuits dismissed
    April 2, 2014, Comments Off

    Duke Energy says a judge should dismiss state lawsuits filed over coal ash contamination because any releases were “specifically or impliedly authorized” by its state permits.