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Coal Ash

What Congress Is Really Doing To The First-Ever Federal Protections Against Toxic Coal Ash

Earthjustice | Posted 04.24.2015 | Green
Earthjustice

Since 2008, three major coal ash disasters have threatened lives, livelihoods and water quality in Virginia, Wisconsin, North Carolina and Tennessee, including the largest toxic waste spill in U.S. history. Communities across our country near leaking coal ash ponds and landfills can wait no longer.

'Green News Report' - April 23, 2015

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 04.23.2015 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: After years of denial, Oklahoma finally admits fracking causes earthqua...

'Green News Report' -- February 24, 2015

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 04.26.2015 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: VETOED: Obama nixes Keystone XL pipeline bill; EXPOSED: prominent clim...

Feds File Criminal Charges Against Nation's Largest Electricity Company

AP | By MICHAEL BIESECKER and MITCH WEISS | Posted 04.22.2015 | Green

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Federal prosecutors filed multiple criminal charges against Duke Energy on Friday over years of illegal pollution leaking from ...

Duke Energy Close To Settling With Government Over Spill

Reuters | Posted 04.20.2015 | Green

(Corrects to remove extraneous word "has" in second paragraph) * Says could reach settlement in "next several days" * Re...

Regulators Work To Assess Coal Ash Spill Fines, One Year Later

AP | MICHAEL BIESECKER and MITCH WEISS | Posted 04.04.2015 | Green

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A year after the sudden collapse of an old drainage pipe triggered the third largest coal ash spill in U.S. history, regulators...

'Green News Report' -- January 6, 2015

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 03.08.2015 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: WHILE WE WERE OUT: The planet had its hottest year in recorded history;...

Preventing the Next Coal Ash Disaster

Frank Holleman | Posted 02.22.2015 | Green
Frank Holleman

This week is the sixth anniversary of the devastating coal ash spill at Kingston, Tennessee. A dam fell apart at one of TVA's coal ash lagoons, dumping over one billion gallons of coal ash and wreaking havoc that cost over $1 billion to clean up.

Kate Sheppard

EPA Releases Long-Anticipated Rules For Disposal Of Coal Ash

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 12.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Environmental Protection Agency released new rules Friday for the disposal of coal ash, the first national guidelines for dealing wi...

The True Cost of Turning on the Lights

J Henry Fair | Posted 12.15.2014 | Green
J Henry Fair

Coal ash is toxic as a bad marriage, but here's the irony: there are almost no regulations on its disposal, so power plants, which are generally on rivers, largely dump it in a series of giant pits, in incomprehensible quantities, where the rain leaches the toxics down into the groundwater.

America's Last Coal-Fired Ship Finally Stops Dumping Coal Ash Into Lake Michigan

The Huffington Post | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 10.26.2014 | Green

The 2014 season for Lake Michigan's only coal-powered passenger and car ferry comes to a close Sunday, signaling the end of the controversial practice...

Simple Questions, Simple Answers for North Carolina Voters

Heather Taylor-Miesle | Posted 12.21.2014 | Politics
Heather Taylor-Miesle

Is Kay Hagan the Clean Choice in North Carolina? Yes. Is climate change real? Yes. Is Kay Hagan Running Clean? Yes. Is Thom Tillis a Dirty Denier? Yes. Simple questions with simple answers.

Akbar Shahid Ahmed

Conservation Groups File Complaint Over Leaking Dominion Virginia Power Coal Ash Ponds

HuffingtonPost.com | Akbar Shahid Ahmed | Posted 09.18.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Three conservation groups accused Dominion Virginia Power Wednesday of illegally discharging coal ash waste into the Potomac River. F...

Weeks, Months, and Years Later, Still No Coal Ash Safety Standards

Mary Anne Hitt | Posted 10.08.2014 | Green
Mary Anne Hitt

This week marks the six month anniversary of the Dan River coal ash spill in North Carolina. In February 2014, a broken pipe released up to 82,000 gal...

Utility To Pay Coal Ash Spill Victims $27.8 Million

AP | By TRAVIS LOLLER | Posted 10.01.2014 | Green

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The nation's largest public utility has agreed to pay more than $27 million to settle claims from Tennessee property owners ...

Group To Sue Major Energy Provider For Polluting North Carolina's Rivers

AP | By MITCH WEISS | Posted 08.31.2014 | Green

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — An environmental group says it's planning to use the federal Clean Water Act to sue Duke Energy over coal ash pollution at th...

States Sign Deal With Duke For Coal Ash Spill Cleanup

AP | By MICHAEL BIESECKER | Posted 08.09.2014 | Green

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) -- Environmental and wildlife officials in North Carolina and Virginia signed an agreement with Duke Energy Monday for the cleanup ...

EPA Reaches Deal With Duke To Clean Dan River Coal Ash

AP | By MICHAEL BIESECKER and MITCH WEISS | Posted 07.22.2014 | Green

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Federal environmental officials said Thursday that they have reached a deal with Duke Energy to clean up its mess from a massiv...

Will the Next Coal Ash Disaster Be in Your Neighborhood?

Mary Anne Hitt | Posted 07.15.2014 | Green
Mary Anne Hitt

Guess what -- you might be living near a toxic coal ash dump that threatens your local water supply, without even knowing it.

Clean Air Ruling Strikes One Must-Do Off EPA's List

Bill Chameides | Posted 06.30.2014 | Green
Bill Chameides

We don't have to wait any longer. The Supreme Court says yes to regulating cross-state air pollution.

The New Normal?

Erich Pica | Posted 06.16.2014 | Green
Erich Pica

General Motors has been called in for a congressional hearing for a safety recall, but why has the fossil fuels industry received a relatively free pass?

Duke Energy, Greg Lindquist and Mary Mattingly

Julie Chae | Posted 04.09.2014 | Green
Julie Chae

Swirling vortexes of coal ash and river water on the Dan River after the Feb. 2, 2014 spill, on Feb 3, 2014. Photo courtesy of Brian Williams, Dan ...

North Carolina Regulators Side With Duke Energy

AP | By MICHAEL BIESECKER | Posted 06.08.2014 | Green

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina regulators are joining with Duke Energy in appealing a judge's ruling on cleaning up groundwater pollution leech...

After Series Of Coal Ash Spills, Illinois To Take Protective Measures

AP | TAMMY WEBBER | Posted 06.04.2014 | Green

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The Illinois Department of Natural Resources said Thursday that it will increase inspections of coal-ash ponds in the wake ...

A Wolf in Sheep's Clothing: Duke Energy Goes After Solar in South Carolina

Anne Smart | Posted 06.02.2014 | Green
Anne Smart

Remember your childhood fables? A wolf in sheep's clothing is still a wolf. These monopoly utilities disguising themselves as solar advocates are still just monopolies looking out for their bottom lines.