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Guest Post: N.C. DEQ asks for new deadline to finalize coal ash storage classifications

This is a guest blog from the Southern Environmental Law Center, an organization who uses the power of the law to champion all the things you love about the South: clean water,…

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Eyes on the Prize: EPA Moves Forward on Clean Energy Despite Paused Clean Power Plan

As April came to an end, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) sent a strong signal that it wasn't going to let the current political and legal battle keep it from moving some…

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To Drink or Not to Drink: A Change in Advice for North Carolina Well Owners Near Coal Ash Ponds

This is a guest post originally written by Robin W. Smith for the SmithEnvironment Blog. Smith is a lawyer with more than 25 years of experience in environmental law and policy. Before…

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South Carolina Leads Southeast in Coal Ash Cleanup; NC and TN Taking Action

This post is part one of a two-part series exploring the state of coal ash regulation and clean up in the Southeast. Part one focuses on North and South Carolina and Tennessee. Part…

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Congress Must Prevent Utilities From Skirting Coal Ash Landfill Requirements

U.S. Representative Hank Johnson (D) of Georgia recently introduced a bill, H.R. 4827, that would close a dangerous loophole in a federal coal ash rule by extending it to cover household garbage…

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Breaking Down Georgia Power's Coal Ash Closure Data

Georgia Power is planning to "close" pits containing billions of gallons of toxic coal ash and contaminated wastewater at 11 power plants. Despite promises in September 2015 to release a plan six…

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Will NC Gov. McCrory's DEQ Heed Demands for Proper Coal Ash Cleanup?

If you're paying attention to North Carolina politics, you know Governor Pat McCrory's administration seems very out of step with North Carolinians statewide. As his ink dries on the controversial HB2 (which…

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Fate of Nearly 100 Million Tons of Coal Ash Could Hinge on NCDEQ Hearings

North Carolina’s Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) may allow Duke Energy and its North Carolina subsidiaries to leave an estimated 97,350,920 tons of coal ash in unlined pits (called "impoundments" or "ponds"),…

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Honoring Black History Month and the Path Towards Energy Justice: Dr. Yolanda Whyte fights for children

This blog was written by Amelia Shenstone, former Regional Advocacy Director with the Southern Alliance for Clean Energy.

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What Does Scalia’s Passing Mean for the ‘Paused’ Clean Power Plan?

Kailie Melchior, SACE's Communications Research Intern, co-wrote this blog. America’s first regulation aimed at reigning in carbon pollution from our nation's power sector may avoid some of the increasing politicization of our…