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February 27, 2015, No comments

According to a press release, state environmental officials have sent Duke Energy a notice of violation and intent to enforce for groundwater contamination from coal ash ponds at the utility’s Asheville Plant.

Coal ash ponds and basins at Duke Energy's Asheville plant. Duke Energy graphic

Asheville power plant included as Duke Energy proposes criminal charge settlement

February 24, 2015, No comments

The indictments do not spell out the exact violations, but an environmental attorney who has sued the company over problems at the Asheville plant sai ...

House committee chairs get ready for their official portrait after the gavels were handed out last week. Kirk Ross/Carolina Public Press

As NCGA session starts, lawmakers take on budget, gerrymandering

February 3, 2015, No comments

It’s a week of firsts at the N.C. General Assembly, starting with today’s first meeting of an appropriations committee, but it won’t include the ...

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12 months of disclosures: What Carolina Public Press revealed in 2014

December 18, 2014, No comments

2014 has been a big year for big news about Western North Carolina. Looking back, here are highlights of what Carolina Public Press' investigative rep ...

  • The French Broad River. Archive photo by Katie Bailey/Carolina Public Press
    Duke Energy creates $10M fund for Carolinas waterways
    September 25, 2014, No comments

    The money will be used to improve water quality, enhance fish and wildlife habitat, and expand public access. It may also buff a corporate image battered by the “profound event,” as CEO Lynn Good called the nation’s third-largest ash ...