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May 4, 2015, No comments

Johnston, the owner of Tap Root, is also a board member of the N.C. Department of Agriculture and currently serves as a council member for the town of Mills River.

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 ...

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

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

October 1, 2014, No comments

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, 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 batte ...

  • Duke Energy's Asheville plant. Archive photograph by Micah Wilkins/Carolina Public Press
    NC legislators reach compromise on coal ash bill
    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, ...

  • Duke Energy's Asheville plant. Archive photograph by 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.