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Environmental Groups’ Statement on Duke Energy Finally Giving the Public Legally-Required Information To Prepare for Possible Toxic Waste Spills in Indiana

“These toxic coal ash dumps are dangerous, and past spills around the country have been catastrophic. It’s too bad it took the threat of a lawsuit to get Duke Energy to finally release maps showing what would happen in a spill, but we’re glad the public now has this information that it should have had ...


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After Groups’ Legal Action, Duke Energy Releases Critical Dam Safety Information for Coal Ash Sites across North Carolina

More than two weeks after local community groups notified Duke Energy that they planned to bring enforcement actions against it for withholding legally-required critical dam safety information for coal ash sites across North Carolina,  Duke Energy finally posted the information.  A spill from Duke Energy’s leaking, unlined coal ash pits could flood the drinking water ...


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EPA Withholding Public Information; Groups File Freedom of Information Suit Over America’s Worst Toxic Water Pollution Source

First, EPA abruptly abandoned protections to prevent toxics from being dumped into our waterways — now, the agency is illegally keeping information from the public A coalition of environmental and public health advocates filed suit today to compel the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to stop withholding critical information about the Trump administration’s swift attempt to ...


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Environmental Groups’ Statement on Duke Energy’s announcement that it will now provide legally-required information to the public on toxic waste spills

Earthjustice, Southern Environmental Law Center, and our clients are pleased that Duke Energy now says it will comply with the law, and provide the required emergency toxic spill information for communities that sit near the utility’s giant coal ash lagoons. These dumps have experienced catastrophic spills around the country, and people need to be prepared. ...


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Duke Energy Violates National Coal Ash Rule by Hiding Critical Dam Safety Information

WASHINGTON— Local community groups across the country today sent notices that they plan to bring enforcement actions against Duke Energy for withholding critical dam safety information that Duke Energy was required to disclose to nearby communities, including emergency responders’ contact information and maps of the areas in the path of a coal ash spill.  The ...


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Duke Energy Violates the Law by Hiding Critical Dam Safety Information

Information Withheld for Coal Ash Sites across North Carolina CHAPEL HILL, N.C.— Local community groups across the country today sent Duke Energy and government authorities notices that they plan to bring enforcement actions against Duke Energy for withholding critical dam safety information that Duke Energy was required to disclose to communities in April of this ...


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Groups to Sue to Compel Duke Energy to Stop Withholding Required Toxic Waste Spill Safety Information

TERRE HAUTE, IN – To protect communities from toxic waste disasters, Earthjustice today sent out letters notifying Duke Energy and government authorities that it plans to file legal action in Indiana to compel Duke Energy to stop withholding critical safety information that communities near Duke’s Cayuga, Wabash River, and Gallagher coal plants need to prepare ...


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Trump Administration Bows to Polluters, Cuts First-Ever National Safeguards for Nation’s No. 2 Toxic Pollution Threat

Washington, D.C. — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency decided today that it will “reconsider” the first-ever federal rule that provides health and environmental safeguards for communities near toxic coal ash waste dumps. In a letter to an industry trade group and to owners of coal-fired power plants that comes on the heels of their decision yesterday to delay ...


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Congress Doubles Down on Fossil Fuel Addiction | Dive Into Democracy

Emboldened by a President who denies climate change and appointed an ExxonMobil executive as our Secretary of State, Congressional leadership is planning to fast-track a massive and dangerous energy bill: S.1460, the Energy and Natural Resources Act of 2017. While the United States needs a visionary overhaul of its energy infrastructure, this bill doubles down ...


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The Largest Source of Toxic Water Pollution | Dive Into Democracy

Every year, over 2 billion pounds of pollutants are dumped into our waterways by power plants – the largest source of toxic water pollution in our country. This wastewater contains heavy metals and chemicals known to harm human health, like lead, mercury and arsenic. Approximately 23,000 miles of rivers and streams in the United States ...