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Duke Energy's Asheville plant. Micah Wilkins/Carolina Public Press
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August 20, 2014, No comments

Both chambers put Charlotte-based Duke Energy on track to drain its 33 North Carolina ash ponds within 15 years. But last-minute changes between them derailed the bill on Aug. 1 and appeared unlikely to be resolved until at least November, if not next year.

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

NC enviro officials: Duke must submit Asheville coal ash plan by Nov. 15

August 14, 2014, No comments

North Carolina’s environmental agency asked Duke Energy on Wednesday to submit plans for removing coal ash from four high-priority power plants, inc ...

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Gov. Pat McCrory questions authority of coal ash panel

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 N ...

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 blocked a vote on shifting costs away from consumers.