April 1, 2019/Press

NCDP Statement on DEQ Decision to Excavate Coal Ash

Raleigh – North Carolina Democratic Party Chairman Wayne Goodwin released the following statement on the Department of Environmental Quality’s decision to require Duke Energy to excavate all remaining coal ash sites in North Carolina:


“While Republicans downplayed the impact of coal ash, Governor Cooper and his administration made protecting North Carolina’s environment and public health a top priority. North Carolinians deserve to have clean and safe drinking water, and today’s decision will ensure that under Governor Cooper they will.”