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August 21, 2014
Legislature Passes Coal Ash Cleanup, Adjourns Quietly
By Barry Smith
RALEIGH — While Tuesday saw the House defeating an economic incentives plan pushed by House Speaker Thom Tillis, R-Mecklenburg, Wednesday saw a more subdued House approving a bipartisan coal ash cleanup bill, adopting a scaled down economic incentives bill to help a mountain paper mill plant convert its energy source to natural gas, and agreeing to leave for good — or at least until January 2015. The Senate followed suit.