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Victory for public health in Duke Energy settlement

Sunday, September 20th, 2015 | Posted by Ridge Graham | No Comments

G.G_Allen_Steam_Station_2011After 15 years of legal wrangling with Duke Energy, federal lawyers have finally reached a settlement over charges the utility has been illegally emitting air pollution at several of its North Carolina power plants. Duke will have to close 13 of its coal-fired units by 2024. While that's good news for its neighbors, there's still the problem of polluted water from Duke's coal ash ponds. [ More ]