February 4, 2014 -
A stormwater pipe at a shuttered Duke Energy coal plant in North Carolina has sent thousands of tons of coal ash into the Dan River, which provides drinking water for downstream communities. Five years after another coal ash disaster in Tennessee led to promises for federal regulations, when will we finally see them enacted?
December 13, 2013 -
This week top U.S. courts heard two cases challenging Environmental Protection Agency rules limiting health-damaging air pollution from power plants -- one related to mercury emissions and the other to cross-state air pollution coming mostly from Southern states and the Rust Belt.
September 13, 2013 -
A group of prominent Democrats has launched a project to promote the idea that coal is part of a sustainable U.S. energy future -- even as new evidence emerges showing just how environmentally destructive coal really is.
May 23, 2013 -
Under legal pressure from environmental advocates, North Carolina regulators are seeking court orders to force Duke Energy to clean up groundwater contamination from unlined coal ash storage ponds at power plants near Asheville and Charlotte, where the pollution threatens the region's drinking-water supply.
November 21, 2012 -
A new report finds that U.S. coal-fired power plants are disproportionately located in low-income communities and communities of color -- and many of the worst plants and power companies from an environmental justice perspective are located in the South.
September 4, 2012 -
The Gulf Restoration Network has documented an oil spill at a Conoco Phillips refinery and a coal spill from a major port on the Mississippi River. Pollution from the spills appears to be contaminating nearby communities, farmlands and wetlands.