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Take action: Tell NC officials to demand coal ash clean up

Join communities across North Carolina in telling Governor Cooper and the N.C. Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) that it should require D...

Duke Energy filings confirm groundwater pollution at Carolinas coal ash sites

Duke Energy’s coal ash lagoons are illegally polluting groundwater throughout the Carolinas with dangerous pollutants including arsenic and radio...

Georgia Power confirms coal ash ponds fail to meet federal restrictions

At least ten of Georgia Power’s toxic, unlined coal ash ponds sit dangerously close to the groundwater beneath them, according to the utility’s r...

Duke Energy confirms groundwater pollution at coal ash sites

Every Duke Energy coal ash site in the Carolinas is polluting groundwater, according to Duke Energy’s own filings. The only sites that are not po...

Coal ash stored near Virginia park linked to health risks

A new report finds that pollution coming from the Chesterfield Power Station may be leading to an increased health risk for some visitors to the...

Coal ash infrastructure fails in wake of Florence’s destruction

As Hurricane Florence continues to churn across the Southeast with many communities still in danger or waiting to fully assess damage, SELC is cl...

Court allows N.C. citizens’ coal ash suit to proceed

North Carolina community groups with members near Duke Energy's Belews Creek power plant can continue to press their citizen suit against coal as...

EPA bows to polluters with new coal ash rule

This week the Environmental Protection Agency weakened federal rules for coal ash storage that move our country backwards and put America’s water...

SELC op-ed: Duke’s coal ash record not clean

Derb Carter, director of SELC’s North Carolina offices, quickly responded to Duke Energy’s recent claim of a clean coal ash record. Carter remind...

Window closing to weigh in on weakening of federal coal ash regs

Today marks the end of the opportunity to weigh in on federal efforts to rollback community protections from coal ash pollution. Comments are bei...

SELC op-ed: New federal coal ash regulations designed for polluters

Senior Attorney Frank Holleman parses the myriad problems with the Environmental Protection Agency’s proposal to undermine the national coal ash...

Citizens oppose state weakening of coal ash rules in N.C.

North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality’s proposal to dilute protections against Duke Energy’s coal ash pollution in the state is gene...

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