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Henderson County Four Seasons Politics

McGrady: 'We've got to do it right' on coal ash

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State Rep. Chuck McGrady, a lawyer by training, is one of the best explanatory writers in elective office.   Read Story »

Tags: Chuck McGrady | NC Sen. Tom Apodaca | coal ash

Henderson County Four Seasons Politics

Local delegation clashes in high-profile coal ash blowup

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The collapse of a coal-ash cleanup bill late Thursday night pitted Hendersonville legislators Tom Apodaca and McGrady against one another in a fight over the high-profile bill as the 2014 legislative session came to an end.   Read Story »

Tags: 2014 state Senate race | coal ash

Henderson County Four Seasons Politics

Coal ash bill puts local delegation in spotlight

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RALEIGH —Arranging a meeting on the high-profile coal ash legislation, state Sen. Tom Apodaca made sure he had his attorney, Julie Bradburn, in the room.   Read Story »

Tags: NC Sen. Tom Apodaca | environment | NC Rep. Chuck McGrady | coal ash

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Cleanup bill tags Asheville coal ash pond 'high risk'

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State Sen. Tom Apodaca, taking the lead on the state's coal ash cleanup law, filed legislation today that outlaws construction of new coal ash impoundments, requires new and stricter monitoring of groundwater around the ponds and requires utilities to file cleanup plans with the state. The bill also puts Duke Energy's Lake Julian coal ash pond high on the cleanup priority list, designating it a "high risk" impoundment.   Read Story »

Tags: NC Sen. Tom Apodaca | Duke Energy | 2014 state Senate race | coal ash