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Waterkeeper Calls for Stricter Coal Ash Storage Regulations in the Wake of North Carolina Spills

As the massive coal ash spill at Duke Energy’s L.V. Sutton Power Plant contaminates the still-rising Cape Fear River, Waterkeeper Alliance is calling for more stringent national and state regulations on coal ash, the top source of toxic water pollution in the country. “What concerns me most is that the Cape Fear River is projected ...


U.S. insurance companies targeted for risk

Amid the bustle of the Global Climate Action Summit last week in San Francisco, and while Waterkeeper Organizations were scrambling to prepare for Hurricane Florence in the Carolinas, Waterkeeper Alliance and partners launched a new campaign in the U.S. on divestment from the fossil fuel industry. Elected leaders from around the world, indigenous representatives from ...


Waterkeepers Identify Multiple CAFO and Coal Ash Spills Following Hurricane Florence

Waterkeeper Alliance and Waterkeeper groups across North Carolina have identified multiple releases of pollution from industrial animal operations and coal-fired power plants as a result of flooding from Hurricane Florence. Staff from Waterkeeper Alliance, Sound Rivers, Haw Riverkeeper, and French Broad Riverkeeper discovered multiple releases of coal ash from inundated ponds at Duke Energy’s H.F. ...


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Mapping Hurricane Florence

With rivers still rising in the aftermath of Hurricane Florence, Catawba Riverkeeper Sam Perkins created this story map to give the public a sense of environmental hazards that might be vulnerable to flooding. The map includes locations of river flood gauges, coal-fired power plants, coal ash sites, rivers, the watersheds of local Waterkeeper groups, and concentrated ...


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Cape Fear Riverkeeper Reports “ongoing failure” at Sutton

Cape Fear Riverkeeper Kemp Burdette, who is on site at Duke Energy’s Sutton Power Plant investigating breaches at the Sutton coal ash landfill, reports that there are at least two sections of the site with overflows. As of 9:45 a.m., both breaches were “very large,” according to Burdette, and a “waterfall’ actively pouring out. Mr. ...


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Waterkeeper Alliance responds to Sutton coal ash spill

Following Duke Energy’s disclosure of a coal ash release at its L.V. Sutton Power Station outside Wilmington, N.C. on Sept. 15, 2018, Donna Lisenby, global advocacy manager of Waterkeeper Alliance, released the following statement: “Duke Energy knows the toxic coal ash at 14 of its plants in North Carolina is a threat to our waters, ...


Cape Fear Riverkeeper Investigating Sutton Coal Ash Release

Cape Fear Riverkeeper Kemp Burdette is investigating a coal ash release of unknown size at Duke Energy’s Sutton Power Plant in Wilmington, NC. The release occurred when Hurricane Florence flood waters washed coal ash from a landfill near Lake Sutton. Although 2,000 cubic yards of material was displaced—enough to fill 150 dump trucks—Duke Energy officials ...


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Waterkeeper Alliance offering patrol opportunities in Florence impacted areas

Waterkeeper Alliance and Waterkeeper groups in the Carolinas are preparing to document the potentially devastating aftermath of Hurricane Florence. Waterkeepers will be monitoring conditions at coal ash pits, factory swine and poultry operations, and other pollution threats to the states’ waterways. Video and images will be available here. Hardest hit will likely be the Neuse, ...


Oil-Spill Risks from Bayou Bridge Pipeline Highlighted in New Legal Action as Work is Suspended

New evidence shows the Army Corps of Engineers failed to independently assess the risk of spills from a company with more than 500 spills, millions in fines and private property damage. Environmental groups took legal action today to address severe oil spill risks from the Energy Transfer Partners-owned Bayou Bridge pipeline in Louisiana. On behalf ...


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Energy Transfer Partners PA Explosion Another Example of Poor Pipeline Management

Waterkeeper Alliance points to Energy Transfer Partners’ long history of pipeline accidents Following the early morning explosion today of an Energy Transfer Partners pipeline in Beaver County, PA which prompted officials to close schools and evacuate dozens of homes, Waterkeeper Alliance Staff Attorney Larissa Liebmann has issued the following statement: “Yet again, Energy Transfer Partners ...