DEQ Coal Ash Hearings

Throughout March, the North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality hosted a series of public hearings to collect citizens’ input on its draft ratings for each of the 33 coal ash impoundments in the state. The final rankings will determine the minimum clean up that Duke Energy must do and specify a timeline for the sites to be closed.

DEQ says it will consider Duke Energy’s science and your input to determine the rankings. We need your help to make sure those final rankings protect Duke’s neighbors and not just Duke’s bottom line.



March 1 @ 6 p.m.

  • Asheville Power Station — Buncombe County
    AB Technical Community College Ferguson Auditorium, 340 Victoria Rd, Asheville, N.C.
  • Dan River Steam Station — Rockingham County
    Eden Town Hall, 308 East Stadium Drive, Eden, N.C.
  • Riverbend Steam Station — Gaston County
    Gaston College Myers Center Auditorium, 201 Highway U.S. 321 S, Dallas, N.C.
  • Sutton Power Station — New Hanover County
    Cape Fear Community College, room N-202, 411 N Front St, Wilmington, N.C.

March 10 @ 6 p.m.

  • Cape Fear Power Station — Chatham County
    Central Carolina Community College Building 2 Multipurpose Room, 764 West St, Pittsboro, N.C.
  • H.F. Lee Power Station — Wayne County
    Wayne County Community College Auditorium, 3000 Wayne Memorial Dr, Goldsboro, N.C.
  • Weatherspoon Steam Electric Plant — Robeson County
    Robeson Community College A.D. Lewis Auditorium, 5160 Fayetteville Rd, Lumberton, N.C.

March 14 @ 6 p.m.

** special note: DEQ is holding two separate meetings on the facility formerly known as Cliffside on the same night. It is very important that we have residents at BOTH meetings on that night!

  • Rogers Energy Complex (formerly Cliffside) — Rutherford County
    Isothermal Community College Auditorium, 286 ICC Loop Rd, Spindale, N.C.
  • Rogers Energy Complex (formerly Cliffside) — Cleveland County
    Boiling Springs Town Hall, 114 E College Ave, Shelby, N.C.

March 16 @ 6 p.m.

  • Mayo Power Station — Person County
    Person County Government Building, 304 S Morgan St, Roxboro, N.C.
  • Roxboro Power Station — Person County
    Person County Government Building, 304 S Morgan St, Roxboro, N.C.

March 22 @ 6 p.m.

  • Allen Steam Station — Gaston County
    Gaston College Myers Center Auditorium, 201 Highway U.S. 321 S, Dallas, N.C.
  • Buck Steam Station — Rowan County
    Catawba College Room 300, 2300 W Innes St, Salisbury, N.C.

March 24 @ 6 p.m.

  • Belews Creek Steam Station — Stokes County
    Stokes County Courthouse, 1012 Main St, Danbury, N.C.

March 29 @ 6 p.m.

  • Marshall Steam Station — Catawba County
    Catawba Valley Community College Auditorium, 2550 US-70, Hickory, N.C.