The Atlantic Coast Pipeline was going to be built under the Appalachian Trail through West Virginia, Virginia and North Carolina.
As Duke Energy preps renewal requests for its reactors, it's unclear how the leading candidates would rule on a major issue in carbon-free power.
The proposed 600-mile-long Atlantic Coast Pipeline would bisect the Appalachian Trail, the Blue Ridge Parkway and a pair of national forests.
Breached swine lagoons. Overflowing coal waste ponds. Sewage in the streets. The hellish aftermath of climate-fueled Hurricane Florence.
Coal ash might be escaping and flowing into the river.
Duke Energy said the collapse displaced about 2,000 cubic yards of ash -- enough to fill roughly 180 dump trucks.
The Trump administration recently rolled back coal dump regulations.
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