North Carolina High Court Vacates ‘Immediate Action’ Order on Coal Ash

Charlotte Observer: North Carolina’s Supreme Court vacated Thursday a lower-court ruling that said state regulators could force “immediate action” to clean up the sources of groundwater contaminated by coal ash. Coal ash legislation adopted last year superseded that ruling, the court ruled in a victory for Duke Energy and state regulators. “We think the court’s ruling is appropriate, and we are pleased to close this issue so we can continue moving ahead with safely and permanently closing ash basins,” spokeswoman......

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