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Duke Energy pled guilty for nine misdemeanor violations of the federal Clean Water Act in May 2015. In prior months, the company dumped 39,000 tons of ash in the Dan River, causing Duke Energy to come under scrutiny.
As the House and Senate work to reauthorize the Clean Water Act, one of the amendments they will be considering is directed at maintaining water quality in estuaries. The Water Quality Renewal Act of 1985, contains an amendment put forth by North Carolina Representative Walter B. Jones to establish a program for maintaining estuarine water quality. The amendment gives special consideration to Albemarle Sound and Pamlico Bay in selecting estuaries of national significance.
Municipalities are experiencing difficulty enforcing storm-water requirements under the Clean Water Act.
Texasgulf Chemicals has been reissued a permit it is not happy with. However, those looking out for the Clean Water Act feel it isn’t strict enough.