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Maddow: Toxic spill exposes NC Tea Party governor’s corrupt energy company ties

Rachel Maddow said on her show Friday night that the toxic coal ash spill in North Carolina exposes Gov. Pat McCrory (R)’s corrupt ties to Duke Energy, the company responsible for sending tens of thousands of tons of coal ash spilling into the Dan River. On Friday, she said, the…

Rachel Maddow: Federal probe of NC toxic polluter could be bad news for Gov. McCrory

MSNBC host Rachel Maddow said on Thursday that a burgeoning federal investigation could spell trouble for not only the North Carolina company behind an 82,000-ton toxic spill, but also for former employee Gov. Pat McCrory (R). Maddow pointed out that, since McCrory took office, the state not only blocked at…

Federal prosecutors investigating Duke Energy’s 82,000-ton coal ash spill

By Colleen Jenkins WINSTON-SALEM, North Carolina (Reuters) – U.S. prosecutors are investigating whether a crime was committed when thousands of tons of coal ash sludge spilled from a Duke Energy power plant in North Carolina in early February into a river that supplies drinking water for nearby towns. Subpoenas were…

North Carolina’s Duke Energy plant reports coal-ash spill

With fallout from the West Virginia chemical spill into the Elk River still ongoing, a new coal related spill in North Carolina calls new attention to the clean coal conundrum. The spill originated from a stormwater drain connected to a Duke Energy……

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