Tell Duke: No raising MY bill for YOUR coal ash cleanup

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The North Carolina Utilities Commission is seeking public comments on Duke’s proposal to hike customers’ rates by nearly 15%, charging customers $311 million to pay for cleaning up the toxic coal ash pits Duke has neglected for decades. Most of this increase will occur in the flat service fee per month, placing a heavy burden on residents on low or fixed incomes.

We’ve already been paying the cost for Duke’s mess: toxic pollution in our waterways and drinking water, threatening our communities’ health and wellbeing for years. It’s time for Duke to be held responsible for its mistakes.