Duke Energy does not have to begin cleaning up coal ash ponds that are contaminating the ground water in several locations across North Carolina, the state Supreme Court ruled June 11, overturning the decision of a lower state court last spring. Duke, the largest provider of electricity in the country, has been fighting environmental groups for years over its coal ash ponds, which store the toxic byproducts of coal burning. Environmental groups tried to sue Duke Energy three times in 2013 to force the company to clean up its 33 coal ash dumps throughout the state. The environmental groups took legal action ... Read More
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