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NC Suspects Duke Energy Coal Ash In Water Well Poisoning

The North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources has just warned people living in Dukeville, North Carolina, and a local church, not to drink or cook with their well water. Toxic heavy metals have contaminated it, as reported by the Associated Press. Show More Summary

First Drip (4/22/15): Wells near coal ash ponds contaminated, Earth Day, more

Let's just all say this together: coal ash is bad. Officials say the water found in many private wells located near Duke Energy's coal ash ponds isn't safe for drinking or cooking with.… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]

Coal Ash Wednesday: Don't drink the water

2 days agoUS Politics / Liberal : BlueNC

There goes the neighborhood: Most of the private wells tested near Duke Energy’s North Carolina coal ash ponds show contaminants above state groundwater standards, state regulators said Tuesday. Of 117 test results mailed to power plant...Show More Summary

Coal Ash Wednesday: Duke plays "no power for military bases" card

"You can't convict us of a crime, because the world will end if you do.": If Duke Energy pleads guilty to federal criminal violations of the Clean Water Act, will the lights go out at Ft. Bragg, N.C.?. The nation’s largest electric utility...Show More Summary

Duke Energy says coal ash guilty plea may cut power to military bases

If Duke Energy pleads guilty to federal criminal violations of the Clean Water Act, will the lights go out at Ft. Bragg, N.C.?

Public hearings on Lee and Chatham coal ash dumps

The first is tonight and the second Thursday evening: The N.C. Department of Environment and Natural Resources will hold two public hearings this week on a plan to allow Duke Energy to move up to 20 million tons of coal ash to two landfills in Lee and Chatham counties. Show More Summary

First Drip (4/9/15): Duke Energy fights state fine, Obama says enough with conversion therapy, more

Given the impact the eyewitness video had in the North Charleston police shooting of an unarmed black man, Jonathan Ferrell's family is again calling for the release of the dash cam video that spurred Police Chief Rodney Monroe to charge CMPD officer Randall Kerrick. Kerrick will go to trial in July.… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]

Duke [Energy] is the real loser

A North Carolina minister just slammed his state's energy monopoly for trying to turn poor people and people of color against solar power.

500 MW of Utility-Scale Solar in Florida by 2024 — 10 Year Plan from Duke Energy

While distributed, local, and community-based solar is the game changer many see as the future, some still prefer the centralized energy model. Florida, which has been far beyond in the solar power revolution, seems to be headed in that direction. Show More Summary

Permitting illegal pollution: Duke Energy's hypocrisy on coal ash

2 weeks agoUS Politics / Liberal : BlueNC

If it's too expensive to fix, then subvert the system: The permits, which are renewed every five years, would allow Duke Energy to identify 23 previously illegal coal ash leaks at three area power plants — Riverbend Steam Station onShow More Summary

Duke Energy agrees to pay $2.5 million in coal ash spill settlement

(Reuters) - U.S. power company Duke Energy Corp agreed to a $2.5 million settlement proposed by the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality relating to the 2014 coal ash spill into the Dan River in North Carolina, the DEQ said on Friday.

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

last monthUS Politics / Liberal : BlueNC

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.

Daily dose: Cause and effect edition

2 months 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

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