Duke Energy

Big polluters freed from environmental oversight by stimulus
Duke Energy

Big polluters freed from environmental oversight by stimulus

BP, Westar, and DuPont among companies exempted from environmental law WASHINGTON, DC — “In the name of job creation and clean energy, the Obama administration has doled out billions of dollars in stimulus money to some of the nation’s biggest polluters and granted them sweeping exemptions from the most basic […]

Duke rethinking options on use of mountaintop coal
Coal / Duke Energy / Mountaintop Removal

Duke rethinking options on use of mountaintop coal

CHARLOTTE, NC – “Duke Energy made an unusual request of its coal suppliers last month: Quote the price of coal mined without blasting Appalachian mountaintops. With that, the nation’s third-largest utility in power sales hinted that it might cut ties to the environmentally destructive and politically explosive practice… ‘I definitely […]