Internal emails suggest staff at state’s environmental watchdog was coordinating policy and legal strategy with Duke Energy attorneys.
More coal ash could spill into the Dan River if a 2nd pipe fails.
Federal authorities have launched a criminal investigation into a massive coal ash spill into a North Carolina river, demanding that Duke Energy and state regulators hand over reams of documents related to the accident that left a waterway polluted with tons of toxic sludge.
North Carolina environmental agencies are renewing daily air quality forecasts for ozone pollution in the state’s metropolitan areas. The state Department of Environment and Natural Resources says the ozone season begins Monday. Air quality has […]