The Worst Legislation Ever Written by Duke Energy Lobbyists
Statement by Director Jim Warren:
Durham, NC – Duke Energy’s lobbyists have persuaded North Carolina senate leaders to propose a Burn-the-Public bill that would provide minimal clean-up of the utility’s 33 leaking coal ash dumps, and maximal abuse of electricity customers and those physically impacted by toxic coal ash.
The bill would leave the public to the mercies of state environmental and utility regulators despite their track record of coddling Duke Energy.
Senate Bill 729 would allow Duke to charge its customers billions of dollars for executives’ recklessness – after the utility’s shareholders have profited from years of mishandling coal ash.
With the bill likely greased for quick passage in the senate, NC WARN calls on House Speaker Thom Tillis to stand up for the public instead of cozying up with Duke.