"The federal Environmental Protection Agency will join North Carolina regulators in addressing potential violations of the Clean Water Act at Duke Energy power plants, including a massive spill of toxic coal ash last month in the Dan River, state officials said on Friday."
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"America’s largest industrial accident tore apart the town of Kingston, Tennessee. Five years later, has the industry learned anything?"
"Wisconsin towns want regulatory control. Will the state take it away from them?"
"The food and beverage giant's new sweetener causes confusion with claims of FDA approval."
"Tonawanda Coke on Wednesday was ordered to pay $24 million for what a judge called 'singularly inexcusable' conduct that left much of the community wondering if the company created a public health crisis."
"Internal emails between staff at North Carolina's environmental agency suggest state regulators were coordinating with Duke Energy before intervening in efforts by citizens groups trying to sue the company over groundwater pollution leeching from its coal ash dumps."
"A lawsuit against oil and gas companies for damage to the coast has become a symbol of the state’s environmental future."
"WASHINGTON -- In a setback to the U.S. government's long-running policy of converting abandoned railroads into public trails, the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday ruled for a Wyoming property owner who objected to a plan to extend a pathway across his land."
"WASHINGTON -- A report due to be released Tuesday aims to offer an object lesson to President Barack Obama: Free trade deals have high costs in unintended consequences for the environment, people's way of life, and local sovereignty."