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Emails show close ties between Duke, NC regulators

By Michael Biesecker and Mitch Weiss / Associated Press RALEIGH, N.C. — Internal emails between North Carolina environmental agency staff suggest that state regulators were coordinating with Duke Energy before intervening in citizens groups’ efforts to sue the utility over groundwater pollution leeching from its coal ash dumps. The emails were provided Thursday to The Associated Press by the Southern ...

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North Carolina Regulators Cite 5 More Duke Energy Plants For Lacking Permits

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By:  Michael Biesecker RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina regulators have cited five more Duke Energy power plants for lacking required storm water permits after a massive spill at one of the company’s coal ash dumps coated 70 miles of the Dan River in toxic sludge. The state Department of Environment and Natural Resources announced Monday that Charlotte-based Duke had ...

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