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Rep. Chuck McGrady, R-Henderson, answers a question on coal ash legislation as House Rule Committee Chair Tim Moore, R-Cleveland, looks on during a meeting on the bill, held Wednesday in Raleigh. Kirk Ross/Carolina Public Press
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June 10, 2016, Comments Off on New coal ash legislation in the works

Rather than attempting to override the governor’s veto of coal ash legislation, Rep. Chuck McGrady and other lawmakers are developing a new bill.

A vortex of coal ash swirls in the gray waters of the Dan River at Danville, Va. downstream from the Duke Energy Steam Station in Eden, N.C. John D. Simmons - jsimmons@charlotteobserver.com

Intermediate coal-ash rankings displease Duke Energy

May 18, 2016, Comments Off on Intermediate coal-ash rankings displease Duke Energy

Duke faces costly coal-ash excavation across the state after state proposals for risk categories. Environmental groups are worried by push for more fl ...

Asheville Mayor Esther Manheimer (front left) and City Councilman Marc Hunt (front right) leave Wake County Superior Court following a 2014 hearing on the future ownership of the city's municipal water system. File photo by Kirk Ross/Carolina Public Press

City, state argue Asheville water case before Supreme Court

May 17, 2016, Comments Off on City, state argue Asheville water case before Supreme Court

Lawyers focus on whether constitutional limits on General Assembly should prevent takeover of Asheville water system.