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Duke Energy Says $25 Million Fine For Years Of Groundwater Pollution Is ‘Regulatory Overreach’

North Carolina's utility giant doesn't want to pay the fine for allowing coal ash pollution seep into groundwater over a period of years. The post Duke Energy Says $25 Million Fine For Years Of Groundwater Pollution Is ‘Regulatory Overreach’ appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Duke Will Contest NC ‘Regulatory Overreach’, $25M Fine

Duke Energy yesterday said it will contest the civil penalty issued by North Carolina environmental regulators related to the L.V. Sutton Steam Electric Plant in Wilmington. Earlier this month the North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources fined Duke Energy $25.1 million for groundwater violations at the Wilmington facility. “We cannot allow this level […]

North Carolina Solar Boosting North Carolina Economy

Originally published on Solar Love. The overall economy of North Carolina is being “boosted” significantly thanks to the state’s growing solar energy industry, according to a new report from Duke University. To be more specific, theShow More Summary

From a Banker’s Team to the NCAA Tournament

Citigroup’s top energy banker Steve Trauber spent years, and millions of dollars, sponsoring and coaching a traveling Houston youth basketball team. Some of the players, including Duke star Justise Winslow and North Carolina’s Justin Jackson, will be in the spotlight as the NCAA tournament's round of 64 begins. Show More Summary

Duke's Outsourced Coal Ash Lies Hit Lee County

Duke Outsourcing Its Coal Ash Lies Duke Energy’s coal ash problem has hit another snag this week. According to The Rant, Charah, Inc. (the company Duke has contracted to handle its coal ash) lied on its permit requests with the state...Show More Summary

Duke Energy fined $25 million over coal ash pollution

Duke Energy has been fined $25 million by North Carolina environmental officials over pollution from coal ash pits at its retired coal power plant. Power Engineering reports that the North Carolina environmental department issued the fine last week over ongoing groundwater contamination at the L.V. Sutton Electric Plant outside Wilmington. The site includes two unlined […]

State Fines Duke Energy $25 Million For Coal Waste, Still Doesn’t Require Cleanup

North Carolina's environmental agency has issued the largest fine in its history to Duke Energy for coal ash contamination. The post State Fines Duke Energy $25 Million For Coal Waste, Still Doesn’t Require Cleanup appeared first on ThinkProgress.

North Carolina Slaps Duke Energy With $25 Million Fine For Pollution

North Carolina officials announced they’re fining the Charlotte-based gas and electric giant Duke Energy $25 million for pollution seeping into groundwater from two coal ash pits at a decommissioned power plant.

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3 weeks agoUS Politics / Liberal : BlueNC

McCrory administration proposes permits to let Duke pollution to continue (AP) — Duke Energy could legally leak pollutants from some of its coal ash dumps under new wastewater permits proposed Friday by North Carolina regulators.http://www.news-record.com/news/north_carolina_ap/duke-pollution-could-continue-under-proposed-permi... Next N.C. Show More Summary

Daily dose: McCrory's 4th "E" should have been "Ethics."

3 weeks agoUS Politics / Liberal : BlueNC

Ethics complaint against McCrory appears to advance (Raleigh News & Observer) -- An ethics complaint filed against Gov. Pat McCrory in January for failing to disclose income from Duke Energy and Tree.com appears to be moving forward in the State Ethics Commission. Show More Summary

Three Factors Which Resulted In Lower Reported Q4 Earnings For Duke Energy

The company needs to make sure that its power generation costs are not affected so significantly by fluctuations in the price of power. It will have to pursue more stable electricity generation sources for this purpose in the future....Show More Summary

Duke Energy Pleads Guilty to Charges Under Clean Water Act

Duke Energy has submitted a plea bargain in response to federal charges that it illegally discharged coal ash and wastewater into North Carolina river systems. Environmental groups are hailing the announcement.

'Green News Report' -- February 24, 2015

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: VETOED: Obama nixes Keystone XL pipeline bill; EXPOSED: prominent climate denier researcher funded by fossil fuel industry; BUSTED: Duke Energy clipped by the Feds; Sorry, deniers: Climate change is not caused by the sun; PLUS: It's GNR's 6th Anniversary!.... Show More Summary

Duke, US Reach $102.2M Coal Ash Spill Proposed Agreement

Duke Energy has reached a proposed agreement with the US government that, if approved, would close a federal investigation of its subsidiaries, Duke Energy Carolinas, Duke Energy Progress and Duke Energy Business Services, related to last year’s Dan River coal ash spill as well as ash basin operations at other North Carolina coal plants. The […]

Massive toxic spill yields federal criminal charges for Duke Energy

Rachel Maddow reports on Duke Energy settling with the Justice Department over federal criminal charges stemming from a massive toxic coal ash spill, with...

Federal prosecutors charge Duke Energy with nine misdemeanors over North Carolina coal ash leaks

This is what parts of the Dan River looked like after Duke Energy leaked 35 million gallons of coal ash into it last February. Late Friday, federal prosecutors in North Carolina, along with the Justice Department’s Environmental Crimes...Show More Summary

Duke Energy Faces Criminal Charges And Millions In Fines For Dumping Coal Waste

Duke is charged with nine counts of misdemeanors under the Clean Water Act. Duke isn't challenging the case -- instead, it has already worked out a proposed plea bargain with the federal government. The post Duke Energy Faces Criminal Charges And Millions In Fines For Dumping Coal Waste appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Duke Energy Fined for Environmental Violations

  Duke Energy Corp has agreed to pay a fine of about $102 million for environmental violations related to a power plant's coal ash spill into a North Carolina

Duke Energy faces federal felony charges over coal ash pollution

Federal prosecutors filed criminal charges Friday against three subsidiaries of Duke Energy for violations of the Clean Water Act stemming from coal ash dumps at five North Carolina power plants. 

Duke Energy Earnings: 3 Reasons This Dividend Stock Disappointed

Duke Energy Corporation didn't deliver this quarter -- can it recover for 2015?

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