Duke Can't Dodge Coal Ash Storage Fix During Its Appeal

Law360, New York (March 21, 2014, 3:03 PM EDT) -- A North Carolina state judge on Thursday refused to let Duke Energy Progress Inc. ignore coal ash storage problems responsible for groundwater contamination, denying the company's motion for a stay while it appeals his decision ordering the company to take immediate action.

Wake County Superior Court Judge Paul Ridgeway issued a one-paragraph order shooting down Duke's request and keeping intact his ruling from earlier this month reversing a North Carolina Environmental Management Commission finding that urgent action to address the source of the water pollution wasn't...
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