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 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."
by Ari Phillips Posted on September 15, 2014
The $500 million worth of purchases announced on Monday will total 278 megawatts of solar power.
by Jeff Spross Posted on August 20, 2014
Officials shut down 15 miles of the river and closed intake valves to prevent the fuel from entering drinking water supplies.
by Joanna M. Foster Posted on July 21, 2014
Over 100 people are expected to join a protest rally in Tallahassee on Monday ahead of hearings that could see the state's energy conservation programs slashed by up to 93 percent.
by Jeff Spross Posted on May 23, 2014
The deal puts Duke on the hook for cleanup and oversight costs, with looming fines if the EPA has to step in. Other lawsuits over the spill remain ongoing.
by Jeff Spross Posted on May 19, 2014
Workers have finally begun removing several deposits of the sludge that settled to the river bottom after a spill in February dumped 39,000 tons of coal ash into the river.