News Feed by State: North Carolina

North Carolina Governor announces opposition to offshore drilling

Today North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper said he had four words on offshore drilling: Not on our coast. His announcement brings him in line with South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster and Maryland Governor Larry Hogan, who both r... Read More »

State: North Carolina   Filed Under: Federal policy, Offshore drilling

Stand up and demand safe water

Today, Derb Carter, SELC's Chapel Hill Office Director, reminds Cape Fear River residents, as well as every other American resident, that the quality and safety in their drinking water is at risk due to new leadership at the EPA. ... Read More »

State: North Carolina   Filed Under: Clean Water Rule

“We cannot sacrifice the benefits the Clean Water Act has given us for the last four decades so that big-time polluters can boost profits by eliminating pollution controls.”

Patrick Hunter, SELC attorney

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Under pressure, Duke Energy withdraws requests to add cancer-causing pollution to N.C. water

After SELC, on behalf of the Catawba Riverkeeper Foundation and Clean Air Carolina, filed suit challenging Duke Energy’s requested permit to put more cancer-causing bromide pollution in North Carolina’s rivers and drinking water s... Read More »

State: North Carolina   Filed Under: Coal ash, Water quality

Duke Energy’s plan to leave coal ash in groundwater, floodplain violates federal law, groups say

SELC, on behalf of the Roanoke River Basin Association, today sent notice of its intent to enforce national standards of coal ash storage against Duke Energy’s proposed plan to keep its leaking, unlined coal ash pits at Duke Energ... Read More »

State: North Carolina   Filed Under: Coal ash, Federal policy, Water quality

Groups go to court to stop Duke Energy’s coal ash pollution of Roanoke River Basin

Today SELC filed a citizen suit enforcement action under the Clean Water Act against Duke Energy for its ongoing illegal coal ash pollution at its Roxboro plant. The plant sits on the shores of Hyco Lake in Person County, N.C. Duk... Read More »

State: North Carolina   Filed Under: Coal ash, Federal policy, Water quality

SELC, partner prepare to challenge Duke Energy plans for another leaky coal ash dump in N.C.

Update (6/20/17): With no progress from Duke Energy on addressing the numerous violations related to coal ash pollution at its Mayo plant detailed below, SELC filed for enforcement action this week. The filling is believed to be t... Read More »

State: North Carolina   Filed Under: Coal ash, Water quality

Duke Energy proposes increasing carcinogens downstream in permit renewal

As part of its 2015 criminal plea agreement, Duke Energy admitted that bromide discharged into rivers and lakes from its coal ash operations have caused carcinogens to form in downstream drinking water systems. Some of these carci... Read More »

State: North Carolina   Filed Under: Air quality, Healthy environment, Water quality

Companies bid on North Carolina offshore wind site

The U. S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management held a competitive wind lease sale for the Kitty Hawk Wind Energy Area off the coast of North Carolina today. The Wind Energy Area is over 120,000 acres and is 24 nautical miles from the... Read More »

State: North Carolina   Filed Under: Offshore wind

Duke Energy coal ash polluting N.C.’s Hyco Lake, violating Clean Water Act
 


Today, on behalf of the Roanoke River Basin Association, SELC notified Duke Energy of its intent to file suit in federal court for illegal coal ash pollution of Hyco Lake and the Dan River and Roanoke River Basins. The pollution i... Read More »

State: North Carolina   Filed Under: Coal ash

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