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PHOTOS, VIDEO: Duke Energy pond still leaking toxic coal ash into NC’s Dan River...

Media release | February 4, 2014 at 17:55

CHARLOTTE, NC, Feb. 3 2014 -- Duke Energy’s coal ash pond is still leaking hazardous chemicals into the Dan River in North Carolina, a drinking water source for downstream communities, after over 48 hours.

Protect People, Not Polluters

Feature story | September 28, 2010 at 9:24

Highlighting the need for federal standards to protect public health from hazardous coal waste, activists unfurled a banner reading EPA: PROTECT PEOPLE, NOT POLLUTERS – QUIT COAL at an EPA public hearing in Louisville, KY.

Greenpeace Welcomes Federal Probe of Duke Energy's Relationship with Regulators

Media release | February 13, 2014 at 12:38

WASHINGTON, DC —In response to the news that federal authorities have launched an investigation into North Carolina's environmental agency following a massive coal ash spill on the Dan River, Greenpeace released the following statement from...

Corporate stranglehold on coal regulation putting communities at risk

Feature story | November 16, 2010 at 12:54

The coal ash epidemic continues to threaten the health and welfare of people and the environment globally. It is critical that we acknowledge this danger and adequately protect ourselves from the consequences such as water and air contamination,...

Step #1 in making a better coal ash law? Stop Duke’s corrupting influence

Blog by Brian Johnson | June 24, 2014

A very important bill is sailing through the North Carolina Senate. Only four months following Duke’s massive coal ash spill at Dan River plant, S729 is the senate’s working answer to Duke’s coal ash problem. Whether the bill will contain all...

Weak coal ash bill stalls, highlights need for real action

Blog by Brian Johnson | August 11, 2014

The North Carolina legislature’s weak bill on coal ash has stalled, putting on hold legislation that would have failed to protect residents from the dangers of coal ash. While the bill could yet pass with some additional provisions, the turn of...

Valentine VIDEO: ALEC is Duke Energy’s Corporate “Dating Service”

Blog by Connor Gibson | February 14, 2014

Over the last four years, Greenpeace has made a Valentine’s Day tradition of spoofing the influence peddling of corporate lobbyists and captured politicians. This year’s installment embodies the American Legislative Exchange Council, or ALEC,...

The True Cost of Coal - Coal Ash in China

Publication | September 15, 2010 at 10:00

The True Cost of Coal – An Investigation into Coal Ash in China, focuses on a long-ignored type of coal pollution. An inevitable byproduct of coal power generation, coal ash is also China’s largest single source of industrial solid waste.

Greenpeace Activists Call For Federal Standards on Hazardous Coal Waste

Media release | September 28, 2010 at 8:10

LOUISVILLE, KY – Highlighting the need for federal standards to protect public health from hazardous coal waste, Greenpeace activists climbed the downtown Seelbach Hilton Hotel in Louisville this morning, unfurling a 23 x 23-square-foot banner...

Greenpeace and Citizen Activists Call for Federal Standards on Hazardous Coal Waste

Media release | October 27, 2010 at 11:19

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – Twenty Greenpeace and local community activists today held up enlarged photos of the coal ash disaster that occurred at nearby Kingston, Tennessee, in December 2008 in a silent vigil outside the hotel in Knoxville where the...

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