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NC to Mandate ‘Environmental Justice Reviews’ of New Coal Ash Dumps

By Catherine Clabby To better shield poor people and racial minorities from excessive impacts from Duke Energy’s statewide coal ash clean up, North Carolina will require “environmental justice” reviews of any landfills the state permits. The reviews, to be evaluated by outside environmental-justice experts, will explore adverse socioeconomic, environmental and health risks from the facilities […]