Uncategorized

DENR wants back in on the coal ash settlement

Remember the $99,000 settlement the state Department of Environment and Natural Resources tried to push in the coal ash spill lawsuits, but then pulled from court consideration after the media exposed it as a sweetheart deal with Duke Energy?

That settlement — and then some — may be back on the table, according to a letter sent to Superior Court Judge Paul Ridgeway on February 20.

In that letter (below) DENR indicates that it may add other Duke Energy coal ash sites, including the Dan River plant, or propose other modifications to the settlement — a decision it expects to reach by March 21, 2014.

2014 02 20 Judge Ridgeway Ltr Re DENR’s Update on Consent Order for Stat by NC Policy Watch

One Comment


  1. Gene Hoglan

    February 25, 2014 at 4:08 pm

    Haha seriously how dumb are these people?

    “Hey guys, while we’re under a federal criminal investigation for illegally interfering with lawsuits, let’s stick ourselves in the middle of a few more!”

Check Also

State Supreme Court rules retroactive application of teacher tenure repeal is unconstitutional

The state Supreme Court ruled unanimously today that ...

Top Stories from NCPW

  • News
  • Commentary

Having devastated the southeast coast of North Carolina, Hurricane Florence is now a tropical depres [...]

The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights has finally released its report and recommendations on minority [...]

Thousands of animal waste lagoons, hazardous waste sites and other repositories of toxic material li [...]

When the North Carolina Courts Commission meets Friday, it will begin to take a look at an issue mak [...]

On Sunday, Governor Roy Cooper declared that affordable housing would be a key focus in the recovery [...]

The post A disastrous idea for storm-ravaged North Carolina appeared first on NC Policy Watch. [...]

History has a habit of turning the tables on us. Economic strengths can become liabilities, and forc [...]

Best-case scenario: Robert Higdon and U.S. Immigrations and Customs Enforcement owe North Carolina a [...]