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U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service workers take samples during reconnaissance of the Dan River coal ash spill in February of 2014.

North Carolina Eases Coal Ash Cleanup Laws as New Leak is Discovered

Duke Energy, North Carolina's largest coal company, stands to gain in the state's latest round of coal ash regulations. Some payouts protect homeowners'…
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Duke Energy Gets 8 More Years to Clean Up Toxic Coal Ash in North Carolina

If new guidelines issued Wednesday go through, Duke Energy will have eight more years to clean up coal ash deposits in North Carolina.…
A gas leak sickening residents in Los Angeles county may not be repaired until February or March.

3p Weekend: When Botched CSR Turns Deadly

In each of these events, which hit the headlines over the past two years alone, the shirking of government and corporate responsibility went…
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Duke Energy Pleads Guilty to Charges Under Clean Water Act

Duke Energy has submitted a plea bargain in response to federal charges that it illegally discharged coal ash and wastewater into North Carolina…
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EPA’s Historic Coal Ash Disposal Rule Not Enough, Watchdogs Say

Today's institution of the first federal standards governing coal ash disposal mark a milestone, but they leave a lot to be desired if…
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Dan River Coal Ash Problems Not Over, Experts Say

It's been three months since a drainage pipe at a Duke Energy coal ash pond burst, spewing toxic sludge into North Carolina's scenic…
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Towns Impacted by Dan River Coal Ash Spill Continue to Struggle

Danville, Va. is just miles downstream from where a pipe connected to a coal ash pond owned by Duke Energy failed and spewed…
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Obama, McCarthy Reaffirm Government’s Commitment to Environmental Justice

On the 25th anniversary of a historic executive order issued by then President Clinton, the President and EPA Administrator's renewed commitment to environmental…