Feds launch criminal investigation on NC Coal ash Spill

Feds launch criminal investigation on NC Coal ash Spill

For years, environmental groups have alleged that the North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) has been too lax when it comes to Duke Energy’s pollution of North Carolina waterways. The “cozy” relationship between Duke Energy and DENR has only gotten cozier since Governor Pat McCrory, a former Duke Energy executive himself, took office. … Continue reading

Dear Duke Energy: Stop the Spin Cycle.

Dear Duke Energy: Stop the Spin Cycle.

“Never fall for someone who says the right things. Fall for someone who does the right things.” I read that quote this morning on Facebook right after I read this article in the Charlotte Observer: “NC SUES 12 DUKE ENERGY PLANTS.” The line that really hit me in the gut was Erin Culbert, the Duke Energy … Continue reading

Proposed law will hurt Mountain Island Lake

Proposed law will hurt Mountain Island Lake

The North Carolina legislature is considering a law that would expand the allowable “compliance boundaries” for contamination at Riverbend Steam Station and other coal-fired power plants in the state. What this means is that Duke Energy would be able to legally contaminate a much larger area than they are currently allowed to by state law. … Continue reading