by Ari Phillips Posted on May 14, 2015
The fine is a result of the utility company's years of dumping coal waste into North Carolina’s rivers.
by Emily Atkin Posted on May 6, 2015
Duke Energy denies its coal ash ponds are causing the contamination, saying it is naturally-occurring.
by Emily Atkin Posted on April 23, 2015
Sherry Gobble has been wary of drinking the tap water in her neighborhood for more than a year. On Monday, her fears were confirmed.
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
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
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.