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Toxins leaking from 2nd pipe at NC coal ash dump (access required)

RALEIGH — North Carolina officials say wastewater containing unsafe levels of arsenic from a Duke Energy coal ash dump is flowing into a North Carolina river already contaminated from a massive Feb. 2 spill. The state Department of Environment and Natural Resources ordered Duke Thursday to ...

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UPDATED: NC Gov. McCrory briefed on Duke coal ash lawsuit (access required)

RALEIGH — North Carolina’s top environmental official said Monday that he briefed Gov. Pat McCrory before intervening in lawsuits against Duke Energy, resulting in a negotiated settlement that fined the $50 billion corporation $99,111 to resolve violations over groundwater contamination leaching from two ...

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UPDATED: McCrory: ‘Carolina Comeback’ economic recovery (access required)

DURHAM — Gov. Pat McCrory touted what he termed as the “Great Carolina Comeback” on Monday as evidence the state’s Republican-authored economic and tax reforms are working. McCrory was the keynote speaker at the Annual Economic Forecast Forum hosted by the North Carolina Bankers ...

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AP Factcheck: Many pay more under new NC tax laws (access required)

RALEIGH — Gov. Pat McCrory and his Republican allies at the North Carolina legislature have hammered home a simple message about the tax reform package they passed into law this year: Taxpayers will soon be able to keep more of their hard-earned money ...

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