Category Archives: Policy

Third Largest Coal Ash Spill in U.S. History

Early last month 39,000 gallons of coal ash spilled out of a storage pond at a Duke Energy facility located on the banks of the Dan River. The result is that 70 miles of river bottom has been coated with … Continue reading

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Did City Government Roll Dice On Cleanup?

Did Baltimore and the state of Maryland improperly approve cleanup of the location upon which a casino will be built?  At least until that question is answered, a Baltimore Circuit Court judge has stopped this project’s construction.  Westport residents (south … Continue reading

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New Bill Would Mandate Residential Utility Usage Reporting

According to the Energy Information Administration, around 40% of home energy use in 2009 was related to heating and cooling, and heating and cooling have to do with the energy efficiency of the home. Several states (New York, Maine, Alaska) … Continue reading

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