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Science instead of speculation – examining coal ash and health concerns

Science instead of speculation – examining coal ash and health concerns

Published on September 19, 2019
When the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) published a report earlier this year that stated, “There is no known link between coal ash and thyroid cancer,” some people downplayed its conclusions because the report was based on current information and didn’t call for new research.
Solar power causes air pollution? Wait a minute …

Solar power causes air pollution? Wait a minute …

Published on August 19, 2019
Summary sentence: In North Carolina, when the word “solar” is mentioned, everyone takes a close look. It was no different recently when some media articles advanced the idea that solar power is actually causing more air pollution
SELC is Wrong on Basin Closure and Common Sense Should Prevail

SELC is Wrong on Basin Closure and Common Sense Should Prevail

Published on July 10, 2019
Rather than debate the merits of basin closure based on facts and science, SELC is using misinformation and irrelevant information to advance its extreme environmental agenda. Something is wrong here, but it’s not Duke Energy’s approach to dealing with coal ash in an environmentally responsible way or our decision to defend our customers.
Protecting Duke Energy’s customers with a common sense approach

Protecting Duke Energy’s customers with a common sense approach

Published on April 26, 2019
More than 16,000 men and women of Duke Energy – and nearly 10,000 more retirees – are proud to call North Carolina home. And like our friends and neighbors, from Asheville to Wilmington and points in between, we want the communities where we live and work to be vibrant, healthy and prosperous.
Duke Energy and the industry dispute misleading groundwater report

Duke Energy and the industry dispute misleading groundwater report

Published on March 8, 2019
Recently, environmental groups released a report alleging widespread contamination from CCR disposal facilities. Their claims were based on an inappropriate and simplistic evaluation of the data, using neither the statistical analyses nor groundwater standards established in the rule.
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