As Duke prepares to begin vacuum dredging coal ash from the bottom of the Dan River, the EPA is revealed to have had serious questions about the DENR's handling of the energy giant's previous environmental violations.
The cause is still uncertain, but fire officials said that it began with an explosion in a building, and then a natural gas pipeline ruptured, which sent shrapnel into a “huge” storage tank, leading to a risk of explosion.
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In a surprising move for a party that is struggling to restore its appeal to moderate voters, the RNC endorsed a fringe, right-wing campaign by some local officials to seize federal lands, turn them over to Western states, and further expand mining and drilling.