NC official says he briefed Gov. McCrory about lawsuit against Duke Energy over coal ash dumps

  • by: MICHAEL BIESECKER , Associated Press
  • Updated: February 17, 2014 - 7:55 PM

RALEIGH, N.C. — 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 huge coal ash dumps.

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