Duke Energy cannot have a blanket order keeping its coal ash records out of the hands of environmental groups suing it over water pollution violations, a Wake County superior court judge ruled Friday.
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- Duke Energy on Thursday filed notice that it will appeal Wake Superior Court Judge Paul Ridgeway's order of March 6 declaring that the utility could be required to immediately stop the source of its coal-ash pollution. The NC Environmental Review Commission has scheduled a special meeting on coal...
- Duke Energy CEO Lynn Good defended her company’s response to the February coal ash spill into the Dan River, saying Duke will “continue to cooperate” with inquiries into the event.
- Duke Energy has denied in court documents filed Monday the environmental violations alleged in North Carolina's lawsuits against it involving coal ash storage ponds. The utility also filed a motion to remove a group of environmental organizations from the lawsuits, arguing they don't have the legal...
- As underlined by an environmental group last week, there are no clear answers about where the more than 100 million tons of Duke Energy coal ash is supposed to go to make it safe and secure.
- The US Environmental Protection Agency thought North Carolina regulators were too lenient when they came up with a settlement with Duke Energy over coal ash plants that imposed a relatively small fine.
- As a federal grand jury probes possible criminal activity by Duke Energy, attorneys for the utility have asked a Wake County Superior Court judge to temporarily limit what information must be exchanged with the state agency and environmental organizations behind a lawsuit.
- North Carolina's environmental agency on Friday said it would support clarifying a 2013 law, if necessary, to settle a dispute over just what the groundwater pollution legislation requires.
- Nineteen of Duke Energy’s institutional investors, including three state treasurers, want Duke’s board to investigate the Feb. 2 coal ash spill into the Dan River.
- The governor’s office has hired a former U.S. attorney to steer the state Department of Environment and Natural Resources through the federal coal ash investigation.
- Duke Energy says outside engineers will finish assessing its coal ash ponds by May 31, following a February spill into the Dan River
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