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Duke Energy's Asheville plant. Micah Wilkins/Carolina Public Press
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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 or mitigate groundwater contamination at the utility’s coal ash storage ponds. The company met Friday’s deadline for submitting the plans to the state agency.

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 batte ...

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 ...

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    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.

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    Groups call on McCrory to ‘come clean’ about ties to Duke Energy
    March 14, 2014, Comments Off

    Conservation and progressive advocacy groups gathered Thursday on the shores of Lake Julian to call on Gov. Pat McCory to reveal his level of financial investment into Duke Energy and to lead an effort to clean up 37 coal ash sites across t ...