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EPA Proposes Major Changes to Federal Coal Ash Rule

The Environmental Protection Agency proposed rolling back federal regulations on how utilities store coal ash, a toxic byproduct from coal-fired power plants.

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Duke Energy Raises Electricity Rates

The North Carolina Utilities Commission allowed Duke Energy subsidiary Duke Energy Progress to raise its customers’ utility bills in part to pay for state-mandated coal ash cleanup.

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EPA Dismisses Coal Ash Civil Rights Case

A civil rights case brought by Uniontown, Ala., residents who argued that their health problems were caused by TVA coal ash dumped at a nearby landfill was dismissed.

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Small Alabama town struggles for environmental justice

Our friends down in Alabama, the Black Belt Citizens for Health and Justice, have hit a setback in their fight for environmental justice and could use support.

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N.C. regulators shift coal ash cleanup costs to ratepayers

The North Carolina Utilities Commission signed off on a rate hike proposed by Duke Energy, effectively shifting the cost burden of cleaning up coal ash onto many families who are already struggling to stay afloat.

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1,000 Days on Bottled Water

By Kevin Ridder Jan. 11 marked the 1,000th day that hundreds of North Carolinians living near Duke Energy’s coal ash basins have lived on bottled water. Affected residents spoke at press conferences in Raleigh and Charlotte that day along with

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The Lilies Project Bridges Art, Activism and Community

The Lilies Project in Walnut Cove, N.C., aims to bring awareness to the health impacts of coal ash on the community.

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Deal Reached Over Seeping Coal Ash Ponds in NC

Duke Energy agreed to pay for multiple leakages from coal ash impoundments at three of its power plants.

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Hold Duke Energy accountable for its illegal coal ash leaks

North Carolina environmental regulators have proposed an arrangement that requires Duke Energy to take some expedited clean-up steps at its Marshall, Allen and Cliffside coal ash ponds. But the proposal doesn’t go far enough. The N.C. DEQ needs to hear from you!

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1,000 days on bottled water

Last week marked the 1,000th day that hundreds of families in North Carolina have had to use nothing but bottled water for drinking, cooking and bathing because their well water is likely contaminated by one of Duke Energy’s leaking coal ash ponds.

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