Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Duke Energy appeals judge's order in coal-ash pollution case

Unbelievable! A NC judge recently ruled that state regulators have the legal authority and duty to immediately require Duke Energy to clean up unsafe coal ash ponds. It was no surprise that Duke Energy appealed this ruling last week. But last night came news that state regulators are ALSO appealing the judge’s ruling. This administration finally has clear legal authority to clean up coal ash, and now says it doesn't want it!

NC judge denies Duke motion to seal coal ash docs
A North Carolina judge on Friday denied Duke Energy's motion seeking to shield records related to groundwater pollution leaching from 33 coal ash dumps in the state while a separate federal criminal investigation is ongoing.
Friday, April 4, 2014 at 1:11 PM
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    Judge rules Duke Energy can't have blanket protection for its records

    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.
    Friday, April 4, 2014 at 12:26 PM

    Duke Energy appeals judge's order in coal-ash pollution case
    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 R...
    Thursday, April 3, 2014 at 4:48 PM
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