Duke Energy Says $25 Million Fine For Years Of Groundwater Pollution Is ‘Regulatory Overreach’

Posted by Mike Confino, March 28, 2015

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Duke Energy shot back at North Carolina on Tuesday, vowing to contest the record $25 million fine handed down to Duke earlier this month for groundwater contamination at the utility’s coal plant in Wilmington.

Duke accused the state’s Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) of going beyond its authority and not following state procedures. The company, which reported an annual revenue of more than $24 billion last year, also claimed that the fine was bad for business in North Carolina.

via Duke Energy Says $25 Million Fine For Years Of Groundwater Pollution Is ‘Regulatory Overreach’ | ThinkProgress.

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