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Gov. Pat McCrory
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April 17, 2014, No comments

Gov. Pat McCrory will ask legislators for broader authority over coal ash disposal, but his plan does not envision eliminating all 33 of Duke Energy’s ash ponds.

Jack Igelman/Carolina Public Press

Comments on National Forests Environmental Impact Statement due April 28

April 14, 2014, No comments

The U.S. Forest Service is encouraging people to submit comments by April 28, 2014, on the Notice of Intent to prepare an Environmental Impact Stateme ...

Photo courtesy of Appalachian Landslide Consultants.

Despite the end of state support, landslide mapping continues in WNC

April 10, 2014, No comments

In Western North Carolina, it does not take a tragedy like the one last month in Washington State to drive home the risk of a landslide. Each year, th ...

Lake Julian is held back by one of three Duke Energy dams at its coal-fired electricity plant. March 11, 2014. Photo by Micah Wilkins/Carolina Public Press

Duke Energy wants state coal ash lawsuits dismissed

April 2, 2014, No comments

Duke Energy says a judge should dismiss state lawsuits filed over coal ash contamination because any releases were “specifically or impliedly author ...