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  • Duke Energy Corp. will remove almost 80 million tons of coal ash from basins in North Carolina under a settlement with state regulators, which requires Duke to completely excavate seven coal ash ponds and only partly close two others. The deal, which will save Duke about $1.5 billion, is “the most extensive” such cleanup nationwide, according to a senior attorney with the Southern Environmental Law Center, which helped negotiate the settlement. (Bloomberg)
  • The House intends to consider legislation Jan. 9 that would require the Environmental Protection Agency to establish limits for per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances in drinking water and issue guidance on how to reduce the use of PFAS-laden firefighting foam. Lawmakers have until 10 a.m. Jan. 7 to submit amendments to the bill, which could receive a vote in the chamber Jan. 10, according to an aide to House Majority Leader Rep. Steny Hoyer (D-Md.). (Bloomberg Environment)
  • A court in Lebanon has summoned Carlos Ghosn to appear next week after the country’s justice ministry said it received an Interpol arrest notice for the former Nissan Motor Co. chairman, according to a person familiar with the matter. The Interpol alert follows Ghosn’s recent escape to Lebanon from Japan, though the alert is not a formal international arrest warrant. (The Wall Street Journal)

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