The Trump administration’s proposal to roll back federal coal ash safeguards gives more leeway to states — and advocates worry that would put drinking water at risk.
As the state reviews changes to coal ash policy, EPA head Scott Pruitt is looking to help utilities’ bottom line by dramatically weakening federal safeguards on the toxic substance.
Duke Energy agreed to pay for multiple leakages from coal ash impoundments at three of its power plants.
Across the Southeast, problems related to the cleanup and storage of coal ash continue to plague area residents.
Community and environmental groups in North Carolina, Virginia and Tennessee continue to push for clean up of the coal ash in their areas and for access to clean water provided.
Across the Southeast, communities near coal ash impoundments continue to face challenges in getting these facilities cleaned up.
In both North Carolina and Virginia coal ash impoundments are being drained into lakes and rivers, a stage in the clean-up efforts that is causing citizen and environmental groups concerns.
Our North Carolina team continues to work directly with those most impacted by coal ash. In November, we helped organize the second statewide gathering of ACT (Alliance of Carolinians Together) Against Coal Ash, a powerful grassroots group of residents living…
Legal challenges continue in North Carolina, as new contamination from coal ash is identified in Tennessee.