Clean Water for NC compiles coal ash news from NC & beyond in a weekly news digest called the “AshUpdates.”

NEW - Coal Ash Imperils American Ecological Treasure
Dec. 10, 2021

Oct 26 Hearing: Duke Allen Permit + New Report
Oct. 22, 2021

Empire Coal: From Dirty Energy to Dirty Money
Sept. 20, 2021

Report: Cleanup of Coal Ash good for Communities, Economy
Aug. 13, 2021

Ditching Fossil Fuels Could Prevent 50k US Deaths Annually
July 23, 2021

Coal ash a "ticking time bomb" says Memphis community
July 9, 2021

Lax Trump-Era Coal Ash Regs Could Impact 5 NC Sites
June 17, 2021

Duke's Higher Rates Arrive, Old Ratemaking Scheme Resurfaces
June 4, 2021

Coal Ash Film Screening, Public Hearings Ahead
May 13, 2021

“Safe Disposal of Coal Ash” Legislation Introduced
Apr. 23, 2021

Duke Energy Plan: Prolonged Coal Burning, Fracked Gas Future
Mar. 31, 2021

CO2 Emissions Falling after Coal Plant Closures
Mar. 12, 2021

Groups ask EPA to step up Coal Ash Rules
Feb. 26, 2021

NC Coal Plant Closing Early; Future Cleanup Costs Undecided
Feb. 12, 2021

NC Coal Ash Cleanup Costs Settled, but Who Wins?
Jan. 29, 2021

Hearings, Comments, & Spotlight on Kingston Workers
Dec. 30, 2020

After 5yrs in Litigation, NC Communities get Good News!
Dec. 17, 2020

TVA to Burden new Communities, GA Power on Land-Buying Spree
Dec. 4, 2020

Drinking Water threat in Chapel Hill and across NC
Nov. 12, 2020

NC Coal ash reprocessing begins, 100M tons of ash still to excavate
Oct. 26, 2020

Fighting for Clean Water: Rules Weaken as Storms Strengthen
Oct. 9, 2020

Coal Ash Under Paved Lot Collapses into Sinkhole
Sept. 25, 2020

EPA Coal Ash Wastewater Rule could impact NC
Sept. 11, 2020

EPA Rolls Back Coal Ash, Wastewater Rules
Sept. 4, 2020

Residents Face Utility Shutoffs, Duke Rate Increase Still Pending
August 28, 2020

Kingston workers speak, Coal ash cleanup approved at 6 NC sites
August 21, 2020

Southeast utilities want customers to pay for their mistakes
August 13, 2020

EPA rule extends pollution from leaking coal ash pits
August 7, 2020

Families struggling to pay bills, Duke still wants to raise rates
July 29, 2020

NEPA Slashed, Coal Ash Rollbacks in Queue!
July 17, 2020

Alabama pushes "cap in place" despite pollution at capped site
July 10, 2020

ReSubmit Comments on Buck Closure by July 24! Legacy Ash Ponds Leaking
July 2, 2020

Spotlight on Environmental Racism
June 26, 2020

GA, TN Grow Cautious of Coal Ash Waste
June 19, 2020

Environmental Rollbacks a form of Racism
June 11, 2020

US Scales Back Regulations, Fines for Polluters
May 29, 2020

States' Coal Ash Cleanup Plans Not Created Equal
May 22, 2020

TN Agency Altered Key Data from Kingston Spill
May 15, 2020

Safety Council calls out TVA for Worker Injustice
May 8, 2020

Duke Energy Funnels $$ to Influence NC Primary
May 1, 2020

SCOTUS Ruling: Victory for Clean Water!
Apr. 24, 2020

EPA weakens air & water protections from coal utilities
Apr. 17, 2020

Tell EPA, NO Coal Ash Rollbacks!
Apr. 10, 2020

Virtual hearings for EPA Coal Ash Rollbacks!
Apr. 3, 2020

EPA to look away as industries pollute
Mar. 27, 2020

Duke rate hikes on hold, in-person meetings canceled
Mar. 19, 2020

Utilities, stop dumping ash on communities!
Mar. 12, 2020

NC listening to the voice of the people?
Feb. 27, 2020

Residents, students for clean energy future!
Feb. 20, 2020

Duke customers, speak now or pay later
Feb. 14, 2020

States are moving BEYOND federal protection
Feb. 7, 2020

NC Utilities Commission hears public outcry!
Jan. 31, 2020

Public hearings are upon us! Be counted!
Jan. 23, 2020

Duke wants residents to pay for its coal ash mistakes
Jan. 15, 2020

Duke settles! Full excavation for NC!
Jan. 3, 2020

Victory for Chatham & Lee coal ash communities!
Dec. 20, 2019

Utilities use power to bribe or bully
Dec. 12, 2019

Take action! Duke Energy hearings approaching!
Dec. 5, 2019

Duke loses another round in appeal against DEQ
Nov. 21, 2019

As always, Duke profits while residents pay the high cost
Nov. 14, 2019

Fed rollbacks + NC ratepayers win one battle, fight another
Nov. 7, 2019

Duke Energy losing appeal against DEQ
Oct. 31, 2019

Lead Isotopes point to coal ash pollution
Oct. 24, 2019

Duke still fighting coal ash cleanup in court!
Oct. 17, 2019

EPA hears nationwide criticism for rollbacks!
Oct. 10, 2019

Lax EPA coal ash rules under fire!
Oct. 3, 2019

Critics: EPA’s coal ash plan lets polluters of the hook
Sept. 27, 2019

Duke to accelerate coal plant closures
Sept. 19, 2019

Hurricane Recovery, Coal Ash Concerns
Sept. 12, 2019

Carolinas brace for Dorian, threats to hazardous sites
Sept. 5, 2019

More delays on rate-making bill, TVA workers demand help!
Aug. 30, 2019

Rate-making bill stalled, coal ash workers ask for help
Aug. 23, 2019

NC joins 29 states suing EPA over clean air rollbacks!
Aug. 15, 2019

Weak DEQ oversight revealed at NC ash dump
Aug. 8, 2019

Judge rules in favor of DEQ, Duke forced to excavate ash!
Aug. 2, 2019

Duke settlement 5 yrs after Dan River spill!
July 24, 2019

EPA drops financial responsibility for polluters!
July 12, 2019

Elevated contamination, Chatham Co. Coal Ash Landfill
June 27, 2019

TN, GA Utilities to Clean Up Larger Pits Than Duke
June 20, 2019

Vanadium, Chromium 6 in Chatham wells!
June 13, 2019

Unmonitored, unreported coal ash spills!
June 6, 2019

Coal’s dirty legacy, who pays?
May 30, 2019

EPA, TVA Downplay Coal Ash Respiratory Risks!
May 23, 2019

Coal Ash Battles Across US States
May 15, 2019

NC Senate passes Duke-authored rate bill!
May 9, 2019

Duke Appeals Decision to Excavate
April 30, 2019

Rate hike? Duke-authored bill gets pushback
April 18, 2019

Excavation celebration; Duke to appeal
April 12, 2019

Celebrate! Full Excavation of all NC Coal Ash Sites!
April 4, 2019

Duke Still Clutching Coal in Clean Energy Plan
March 28, 2019

Tell NC Officials Communities Need Full Excavation!
March 21, 2019

Contamination at coal ash sites nationwide!
March 7, 2019

Free well testing for NC residents!
February 22, 2019

Send Comments by 2/15 on Ash Closures!
February 1, 2019

Comments Needed on Ash Closures!
January 24, 2019

Ash Closure Meetings!; Groundwater Poisoned in GA, IN, KY
January 17, 2019

Speak Out! Basin Closure for Belews Creek Thurs
January 9, 2019

Coal ash closure meetings Jan 10-29!
January 4, 2019

Coal Ash Violations in 22 States
December 21, 2018

Contaminated groundwater in all coal ash states!
December 13, 2018

Trump EPA to Weaken Coal Plant Emissions
December 7, 2018

Comment deadline! Speak out!
February 14, 2019

TVA to pass legal costs onto ratepayers!
February 8, 2019

Investors take action on coal ash!
November 29, 2018

The only two ash pits found to be compliant with federal rules in the Carolinas have been fully excavated!
November 21, 2018

DEQ : 7 Big NC Coal Ash Sites To Be Considered for Capping—No Hearings??
November 15, 2018

Verdict! Despite missing evidence, Kingston workers get a shot at justice!
November 8, 2018

Hidden Dangers of Coal Ash Exposed!
October 31, 2018

40 Tons of Coal Ash near High School; Hurricane Climate Lessons
October 24, 2018

Kingston Coal Ash Clean Up Workers Sick, Dying, Lied to
October 18, 2018

CCR Rule Comments due Oct 15! 2nd hurricane threatens water quality
October 11, 2018

CCR Rules deadline Oct. 15! More Florence aftermath
October 4, 2018

Final CCR Hearing Tonight!
September 27, 2018 (mini edition)

Ash Released, Dams Breached by Flood; CCR Hearings!
September 24, 2018

Coal Ash and Hog Waste Could be Released by Florence!
September 12, 2018

Speak Up for More Protective Coal Ash Rules
August 30, 2018

Eco-Justice tour features coal ash!
August 15, 2018

EPA to Gouge Coal Ash Rules; Part of Buck Plant Imploded
August 2, 2018

AG Appeals Coal Ash Ruling; EPA Coal Ash Rollbacks
July 27, 2018