News | October 2, 2014

With latest ruling, SELC now represents citizens in all North Carolina coal ash enforcement actions

SELC has been granted the right to intervene in the state’s coal ash enforcement actions at the Roxboro and Mayo Steam Stations on behalf of the Roanoke River Basin Association. The ruling means SELC is now representing citizen groups in all pending coal ash enforcement actions across the state, giving citizens the same rights as Duke Energy and the North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources.

The coal ash dams at both Roxboro and Mayo are high hazard dams according to the state; Duke stores 6.9 million tons of coal ash at the Mayo plant and 16.4 million tons at Roxboro. DENR brought statewide enforcement actions against the utility in response to our notices of intent to sue Duke Energy for Clean Water Act violations.