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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 reporting unearthed during the past 12 months.

Asheville ash ponds

NC coal ash commission starts work as Duke Energy announces plans for Asheville, other sites

November 24, 2014, Comments Off

The phase-out of wet coal ash basins at the Asheville power station has kicked into high gear now that the company has submitted detailed plans.

Coal ash reuse meeting agenda

NC environmental committee to meet on rules for reusing coal ash

November 19, 2014, Comments Off

A state environmental committee will meet in Charlotte on Monday to continue discussing whether state rules on the beneficial reuse of coal ash are su ...

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

Duke shares plan for tracking groundwater quality around coal-fired plants

October 1, 2014, Comments Off

The N.C. Department of Environment and Natural Resources required Duke Energy to submit Groundwater Assessment Plans as part of the effort to cleanup ...

  • The French Broad River. Archive photo by Katie Bailey/Carolina Public Press
    Duke Energy creates $10M fund for Carolinas waterways
    September 25, 2014, Comments Off

    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 ...

  • 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 derailed the bill on Aug. 1 and appeared unlikely to be resolved until at least November, ...