by Samantha Page Posted on March 25, 2015
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.
by Samantha Page Posted on March 19, 2015
The House bill would make civilian suits -- like the one brought Thursday against a Virginia utility company -- more difficult, lawyers say.
by Samantha Page Posted on March 11, 2015
North Carolina's environmental agency has issued the largest fine in its history to Duke Energy for coal ash contamination.
by Katie Valentine Posted on February 23, 2015 Updated: February 23, 2015
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.
by Emily Atkin Posted on January 21, 2015 Updated: January 22, 2015
When Sherry Gobble gets anxiety, she's generally not thinking about work or money. She's thinking about her tap water.
by Emily Atkin Posted on December 19, 2014
Instead, coal ash will be regulated similarly to household garbage.
by Emily Atkin Posted on December 18, 2014
The rule is expected to include requirements on how coal ash should be disposed, how existing coal ash pits should be cleaned up, whether coal ash should be designated as a hazardous material, and who should be responsible for enforcing the rules.
by Emily Atkin Posted on December 16, 2014 Updated: December 17, 2014
Many of this year's major fossil fuel disasters came from a more insidious source -- not the fuels themselves, but the waste products they create.
by Emily Atkin Posted on December 5, 2014
"The whole bank was just bleeding this thick orange gooey stuff," Harrison said.
by Emily Atkin Posted on November 20, 2014 Updated: November 20, 2014
"Since I've lived here, we have seen so many people diagnosed, watched so many people die," Sherry Gobble said. "Something has to be done."