Tagged with coal ash

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

The coal ash regulation myth

The coal ash regulation myth

In the past few months I’ve had many conversations with people in the Mountain Island Lake community about coal ash. And I’ve noticed a common theme. I frequently get the response: “Well, the ponds are heavily regulated,” or “Those ash ponds are regulated by the Federal Government.” When questioned further it’s clear the folks are … Continue reading