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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 ...


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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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 ...


Major consumer, climate groups call on insurance industry to ditch fossil fuels

New campaign Insure Our Future to hold US insurers accountable for a role in climate change as first US insurance company to commit not to invest in coal On the eve of the Global Climate Action Summit (GCAS), a new campaign, Insure Our Future, is calling out the U.S. insurance industry as a major contributor to climate change ...


Groups Notify Owners of PA Coal-Fired Power Plant of Intent to Sue Over Pollution in Susquehanna River

Toxic pollutants leaking from coal ash at Brunner Island Power Plant are infiltrating the river, a source of drinking water and popular place for fishing and boating Four environmental groups today notified the owners of a coal-fired power plant on the Susquehanna River of their intent to file a lawsuit to stop toxic pollutants that ...


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Court Upholds National Safeguard for Coal Ash: Nation’s No. 2 Toxic Pollution Threat

Victory: Ruling Casts Doubt on Legality of EPA’s Plan to Weaken Coal Ash Protections The U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit issued a decision today holding that the first-ever federal safeguards set by the Obama Administration for coal ash dumps do not sufficiently protect communities and the environment from pollution from that toxic waste. The court’s ...


Trump Administration’s New Rule Weakens Toxic Coal Ash Pollution Safeguards

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency signed yesterday the first rule of its two-part rulemaking to weaken the first-ever federal regulations that provide health and environmental safeguards for communities near toxic coal ash waste dumps. The rule was made public this morning. The new rule: Fails to add boron, a common and dangerous coal ash contaminant, ...


New Analysis Finds Groundwater Contamination from Oklahoma’s Coal Ash Dumps as Pruitt Faces Deadline to Decide Whether to Let State Handle Oversight

Other States Plan to Ask Pruitt to Transfer Oversight of Toxic Coal Ash Dumps As EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt faces the deadline of tomorrow to decide whether to grant the request by his home state of Oklahoma to exempt coal ash dumps from federal oversight, public advocates warn that would be a terrible mistake, just ...