Duke Energy flexes political muscle on fracked gas, coal ash

http://www.southernstudies.org/2016/05/duke-energy-flexes-political-muscle-on-fracked-gas.html

In recent weeks, the company got the N.C. Utilities Commission to require an unprecedented $10 million bond from grassroots groups seeking to block construction of a fracked gas plant and lobbied N.C. lawmakers to get a coal ash bill that watchdogs have blasted as a "bailout" and a "sweetheart deal." Image: Duke Energy’s website.) " itemprop="image" src="http://www.southernstudies.org/sites/default/files/images/asheville_gas_plant_duke.jpg?1464280414" /> Duke Energy successfully pressed state regulators to impose an unprecedented multimillion-dollar bond on two climate nonprofits in order for them to continue to challenge the company’s plans to build a $1 billion fracked gas plant near Asheville, North Carolina. (Illustration of the proposed Asheville gas plant via Duke Energy’s website.) Appreciate this post? Please donate & share below. Donate » Tweet » Share » Email » Reddit » Image Caption: <p>Duke Energy successfully pressed state regulators to impose an unprecedented multimillion-dollar bond on two climate nonprofits in order for them to continue to challenge the company’s plans to build a $1 billion fracked gas plant near Asheville, North Carolina. (Illustration of the proposed Asheville gas plant via <a href="http://news.duke-energy.com/releases/duke-energy-progress-gains-approval-to-transition-to-a-smarter-cleaner-energy-future-at-the-asheville-plant">Duke Energy’s website</a>.)</p> read more

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