Republican legislators change law for Duke Energy lobbyists

This isn't just a problem for DENR and Governor McCrony.

The AP has the story:

Documents and interviews collected by The Associated Press show how Duke's lobbyists prodded Republican legislators to tuck a 330-word provision in a regulatory reform bill running nearly 60 single-spaced pages. Though the bill never once mentions coal ash, the change allowed Duke to avoid any costly cleanup of contaminated groundwater leaching from its unlined dumps toward rivers, lakes and the drinking wells of nearby homeowners.

Passed overwhelmingly by the GOP-controlled legislature, the bill was signed into law by Gov. Pat McCrory, a pro-business Republican who worked at Duke for 28 years.

Republican NC legislators - you own this just as much as Pat McCrory does.

Comments

Duke Energy spent a lot on campaigns

and they intend to get their money's worth.

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"I will have a priority on building relationships with the minority caucus. I want to put substance behind those campaign speeches." -- Thom Tillis, Nov. 5, 2014

From our friends at the NCGA

The bill is here. See the "Compliance Boundary" section that begins at the bottom of p. 28; the "330 words" are on p. 29.

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"I will have a priority on building relationships with the minority caucus. I want to put substance behind those campaign speeches." -- Thom Tillis, Nov. 5, 2014