Duke Energy was in a bind.
North Carolina regulators had for years allowed the nation’s largest power company to pollute the ground near its plants without penalty. But in early 2013, a coalition of environmental groups sued to force Duke to clean up nearly three dozen leaky coal ash dumps spread across the state, including the utility’s Lake Julian plant in Asheville.
So last summer, Duke Energy turned to North Carolina lawmakers for help...
Tuesday, March 18, 2014
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