Judge refuses to stay order in coal ash case

Posted March 20, 2014

— Superior Court Judge Paul Ridgeway has refused to stay his order requiring Duke Energy to stop toxins leaking from coal ash ponds at its North Carolina power plants.

That order was issued March 6 in a case brought by the Southern Environmental Law Center on behalf of a group of four environmental groups

Duke had asked the Ridgeway to stay his order until the company could appeal the case.

In a ruling issued Thursday, Ridgeway refused.


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  • floydthebarber Mar 23, 2014

    Some folks need to hear instructions more than once before they stick... CLEAN UP YOUR TOXIC MESS, DUKE ENERGY! NOW!

  • Teresa Engel Mar 21, 2014
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    Exactly! And many thanks to Judge Ridgeway for standing up to Duke/Progress Energy! And make them clean up their mess without putting the burden on ratepayers or taxpayers!

  • Tessie Taylor Mar 21, 2014
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    Thank you, Judge Ridgeway!

  • Garry Spears Mar 21, 2014
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    Duke Energy is really showing their true colors. The fact a judge has to order them to stop leaking toxins into our water tells me all I need to know.

  • Forthe Newssite Mar 21, 2014
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    THANK YOU(not sure why my first thank you didn't get approved..... :/ )