Southern Environmental Law Center Coverage
FRANK HOLLEMAN: Pressure from citizens in coal ash communities won cleanup settlement
Sunday, Jan. 12,2020 -- The heroes are the residents of North Carolina's coal ash communities. They were willing to stand up to institutions of great power, to go to court and testify, to keep up the fight for almost a decade, and insist that their clean water be protected in ways it had never been protected before. At a time when great cynicism is often justified, we should celebrate when democracy works. This time, it did.
Environmental groups sue to stop GenX emissions
Environmental groups have turned to a New Hanover County court to force state regulators to completely shut down the emissions of GenX and other unregulated compounds from the Chemours plant south of Fayetteville.
Governor, top Duke Energy officials met privately, won't say why
Gov. Pat McCrory hosted a dinner at the executive mansion for top Duke Energy officials in June even as the state was suing the company over its handling of coal ash.