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Just in: Judge denies Duke’s request for stay on clean-up of coal ash

Posted By Sarah Ovaska On March 20, 2014 @ 4:48 pm In Uncategorized | Comments Disabled

Here’s the latest in the civil court case involving Duke Energy and the clean-up of coal-ash ponds. Click here [1] for background on the case.

Wake Superior Court Judge Paul Ridgeway denied a request Thursday from the utility company to delay a previous order [2] to start immediately dealing with contamination from coal-ash ponds Duke maintains around the state.

Duke had asked that the clean-up be delayed while it appealed Ridgeway’s decision earlier this month to order Duke to take immediate action to stop contamination by coal-ash ponds. Today’s order means that Duke must be forward with plans to clean up the ponds.

Below are copies of Ridgeway’s order, as well a motion from environmental groups asking that the stay be denied.


Duke Stay Coal Ash [3] by NC Policy Watch [4]



Enviro Objection Stay [5] by NC Policy Watch [4]


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URLs in this post:

[1] here: http://www.ncpolicywatch.com/2014/02/13/reverberations-of-a-coal-ash-spill/

[2] previous order: http://www.wral.com/judge-duke-energy-must-halt-coal-ash-pond-contamination/13456301/

[3] Duke Stay Coal Ash: http://www.scribd.com/doc/213588763/Duke-Stay-Coal-Ash

[4] NC Policy Watch: http://www.scribd.com/ncpolicywatch

[5] Enviro Objection Stay: http://www.scribd.com/doc/213588239/Enviro-Objection-Stay

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