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North Carolina Secretary of Department of Environmental Quality Donald van der Vaart discusses environmental issues with an Advanced Placement Environmental class at Broughton High School, on Tuesday, August 30, 2016 in Raleigh.

In North Carolina, We’ve Seen How Pruitt’s Appointee Advises

By Upper Neuse Riverkeeper Matthew Starr and Catawba Riverkeeper Sam Perkins  Scott Pruitt’s recent decisions to purge EPA’s Science Advisory Board (SAB), change eligibility requirements and appoint industry-friendly members are the latest indications that the agency established to protect our environment has been captured by the polluters it was created to regulate. SAB scientists are ...


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Leading insurance companies divest $20 billion from coal and end underwriting

Scorecard finds most insurers still failing to take action on coal to prevent dangerous climate change Leading insurance companies have pulled $20 billion out of investments in coal and a growing number are refusing to underwrite new coal projects, reveals a new scorecard on the industry from the Unfriend Coal campaign. Zurich announced this week ...


Stop a Fossil Fuel Bonanza | Dive Into Democracy

As early as this week, the United States House of Representatives may vote on H.R. 4239, deceptively called the “SECURE American Energy Act.” This bill contains massive giveaways to the fossil fuel industry. It would make it easier for companies to use our public lands and offshore areas for fossil fuel extraction while eliminating provisions ...


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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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...