May 16, 2016 5:33 PM

NC DEQ dodging legitimate coal-ash safety concerns

As we await the announcement of DEQ’s final plans for closing coal ash ponds across the state, we recognize that there has been progress toward addressing this significant problem

But the pledges to safely close ponds and protect communities after the Dan River disaster are distant memories now

Instead, DEQ’s top-down decision-making has dominated the process

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