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DENR wants back in on the coal ash settlement

Remember the $99,000 settlement the state Department of Environment and Natural Resources tried to push in the coal ash spill lawsuits, but then pulled from court consideration after the media exposed it as a sweetheart deal with Duke Energy?

That settlement — and then some — may be back on the table, according to a letter sent to Superior Court Judge Paul Ridgeway on February 20.

In that letter (below) DENR indicates that it may add other Duke Energy coal ash sites, including the Dan River plant, or propose other modifications to the settlement — a decision it expects to reach by March 21, 2014.

2014 02 20 Judge Ridgeway Ltr Re DENR’s Update on Consent Order for Stat by NC Policy Watch

One Comment


  1. Gene Hoglan

    February 25, 2014 at 4:08 pm

    Haha seriously how dumb are these people?

    “Hey guys, while we’re under a federal criminal investigation for illegally interfering with lawsuits, let’s stick ourselves in the middle of a few more!”

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