Durham, NC – A new poll shows that, overwhelmingly across the political spectrum, North Carolina voters say that Duke Energy shareholders – not customers – should pay to clean up all of the utility’s 33 toxic coal ash dumps, and that those whose negligence caused the disastrous Dan River ash spill deserve to be penalized.
NC WARN today reiterated its call that lawmakers should force Duke to pay for its negligence. A bill being pushed by senate leaders would allow Duke to charge electricity customers for nearly all costs relating to managing the coal ash – while requiring minimal clean-up of the leaking sites – after the utility’s shareholders have profited from years of mishandling coal ash across the state.
The survey of 500 North Carolina voters was commissioned by NC WARN and completed by TelOpinion Research.
Results collected and reported by TelOpinion Research from a fully representative sample of 500 North Carolina voters on June 12th through 13th, 2014. Margin of error +/- 4.5%. TelOpinion Research is based in Alexandria, VA and is best known for working with a variety of organizations and Republican candidates both locally and nationally.Donate Now