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Duke Energy sued for 2014 coal ash spill environmental harm

Jul. 18, 2019 5:51 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The federal, North Carolina and Virginia governments asked a court Thursday to declare the country's largest electricity company liable for environmental damage from a leak five years ago that left miles of a river shared by the two states coated in hazardous coal ash. Government...

Woman's horseback protest against pipeline is almost done

Jul. 10, 2019 1:38 PM EDT

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — A Virginia woman who mounted a horseback protest against the Atlantic Coast Pipeline is nearing the end of her journey through three states. The Fayetteville Observer reports Sarah Murphy arrived this week in Cumberland County, North Carolina, after riding along the pipeline's...

Study: Heavy metals in North Carolina lake bottom extensive

Jun. 3, 2019 3:46 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A toxic stew of coal ash has spilled repeatedly and apparently unnoticed from storage pits at a Wilmington power plant into an adjoining lake, according to a Duke University scientist who said Monday that flooding last September from Hurricane Florence was only the latest example. The...