Author: Bryan Anderson

N.C. coal ash management: How an environmental disaster became a political one

PHOENIX – On June 1, 2015, then Republican North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory held a private meeting with environmental regulators and Duke Energy executives at the Governor’s Mansion. Months before the meeting, state regulators issued Duke a $25 million fine – the largest in state history – for leaks from coal ash ponds into groundwater […]

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Experts react to Trump administration’s proposed Superfund cuts

PHOENIX – Under President Donald Trump’s proposed budget, the Environmental Protection Agency would face a 31 percent cut – or about $2.6 billion. The cuts would include a 30 percent decrease in funding to the Superfund program. Though the president’s budget serves largely as a suggestion for Congress, it does reflect the administration’s priorities. President […]

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