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After the third-largest coal ash spill in U.S. history, the North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources is rethinking its proposed settlement with Duke over earlier groundwater contamination from two other coal ash dumps.
It involves approving Keystone XL and banning the federal government from regulating, even though his state is: suffering bizarre earthquakes tied to fracking, dealing with pipeline leaks and explosions, and struggling to reserve enough water.
Freedom Industries' decision not to show up to a hearing that otherwise housed every party that should be held accountable for the spill is depressingly typical, and a painful reminder of the company's non-presence throughout the month-long ordeal.