Here’s an excerpt from the Carolina Public Press article:
Federal prosecutors have expanded their probe of the state’s oversight of Duke Energy’s 32 coal ash ponds, including two at its Asheville Power Station.
A series of subpoenas issued Tuesday and obtained by news organizations through public records requests indicate not only an expanded investigation into N.C. Department of Environment and Natural Resources officials’ enforcement of federal laws but also a hard look into the agency’s personnel records.
So far, nearly two dozen current and former department officials, including DENR’s Asheville region supervisors for water quality and aquifer protection, have been included in the subpoenas.
Citing department policy, DENR officials have refused to comment on the subpoenas or the investigation.