Published on May 17, 2016
Many voices have weighed in on how to close ash basins across North Carolina. Some were from residents at 14 public hearings held across the state on the proposed rankings for coal ash basins. But voices of paid career critics have been speaking out too – voices that play on people’s fears, telling them that coal ash is toxic and that excavation is the only solution. They don’t offer scientific evidence for their claims because there is none.