March 6, 2014 -
With a new poll finding North Carolina voters overwhelmingly want state officials to force Duke Energy to clean up its coal ash pits, a protest outside the governor's mansion that involved the Moral Monday movement leader turned up the heat on the McCrory administration, which is under federal investigation following the Feb. 2 spill into the Dan River.
February 28, 2014 -
Already under scrutiny for its coal ash pollution, Duke Energy has been named in a new report about U.S. companies that don't pay corporate income taxes. Meanwhile, its dirty business model takes a heavy toll on the public purse as well as public health.
February 20, 2014 -
Duke Energy has long fought strict federal regulations on coal ash, which is in the spotlight again following a spill from one of the company's North Carolina plants. Duke got help from the American Legislative Exchange Council, the controversial corporate-interest advocacy group that has counted the utility among its members.
February 18, 2014 -
Following Duke Energy's massive coal ash spill into the Dan River, Gov. Pat McCrory (R) has come under scrutiny for his close ties to the Charlotte, N.C.-based utility giant. Other key members of his administration have connections to the company, too.
February 13, 2014 -
Following Duke Energy's massive coal ash spill into the Dan River, North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory (R) has come under scrutiny for his unusually close relationship with the utility giant. We take a by-the-numbers look at just how tight they are.
February 11, 2014 -
Criticizing state regulators for creating an atmosphere of distrust, two clean water advocacy groups are offering money to anyone who can provide information on Duke Energy's massive spill of toxic coal waste into the Dan River that leads to civil or criminal charges.
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?