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August 25, 2014, Comments Off

The 2013-2014 North Carolina General Assembly session ended with the passage of comprehensive coal ash legislation, an achievement — and a legislative compromise — few had expected earlier this year. Carolina Public Press tracks how it happened — and what the future looks like for further legislative action on the state’s coal ash.

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

Vote Check: How the NC House, Senate voted on the state’s coal ash bill

August 25, 2014, Comments Off

North Carolina lawmakers approved a the Coal Ash Management Act of 2014 last week. Here is how the the state's legislators voted on the measure, which ...

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

NC legislators reach compromise on coal ash bill

August 20, 2014, Comments Off

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 ...

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, Comments Off

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

  • 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 harden their positions. Meanwhile, a comprehensive coal ash bill moves forward.

  • 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.