2015 Shareholders - Feb Open Forum - Cut Pay - Welcome to 2015
"Everything you say is a lie!"
"Their model is build plants, raise rates and amass corporate influence over regulators and officeholders"
"Her performance has been exemplary and the board is pleased with her leadership"
"Supreme Court expressed hope that public disclosure would deter corruption"
"It’s undisputed now that this spill was caused by Duke’s criminal conduct"
"If pictures from black sites exist, they are crime scene photographs"
"as the crowd grew increasingly frustrated, Duke representatives left the meeting before it ended"
"Duke Officials quickly left the meeting after only fielding a handful of questions"
"This settlement doesn't stop individual localities from asking Duke for compensation"
"State Sen. David Curtis...has the personality of a wet rag and the political presence of a puppy dog"
"Members of the panel have contended that the State Department has withheld documents to protect Mrs. Clinton"
"The commission decided that if it did not intervene, Duke would continue to exceed its authorized returns"
"called the proposed settlement 'woefully inadequate' and has suggested a $50 million payment"
"T.P.P. is simply the North American Free Trade Agreement 'on steroids' "
"Burr (R-NC)...Tillis (R-NC)"
"Bernie Sanders...has made opposition to the Pacific agreement a cornerstone of his campaign"
"From rat meat masquerading as lamb to tainted milk to exploding watermelons"
"The basin at Belews Creek covers 350 acres and holds 12 million tons of ash"
"in our experience, Duke Energy is untrustworthy"
"44 of 45 — with tests results back so far have been declared unsafe for consumption"
"More than 13 million tons of ash...will be dumped in the clay mines"
"How safe would you feel bathing your two-year-old child in water...unsafe to ingest?"
"Those who purchased shares…have certain options and should contact the Shareholders Foundation"
"We didn’t form together like you did. You have a chance to stop it"
"Top execs took home nearly 137 times more than the average worker"
"poisoning rivers and wells by injecting coal waste into abandoned mines"
"there have been no wage gains to speak of for the last decade"
"didn’t reveal the 50-foot wave calculation until March 7th, 2011"
"The licensee revoked the operator’s access to the facility"
"It was hexavalent chromium that caused the deaths and illness from the water"
"When governments see people come together, they tend to take action"
"We have shared our displeasure about Duke Energy’s modus operandi at length before"
" 'a huge repudiation' of the former Bush administration officials"
"the promise of relatively quick trials and easy convictions, beyond the reach of the Constitution"
"immigration policy should not undermine Americans’ jobs, wages or working conditions"
"The Democratic revolt left Republican leaders trying to summon support from their own party"
"A state-federal team is seeking public comment"
"would force the energy company to compensate the county for dumping its toxic coal ash"
"Cracking welds. Eroding pipes. Frozen transmitters. Slag building up. Coal slurry spilling on floors"
"repeated assurances of environmental responsibility have rung hollow"
"detailed the cozy relationship between Duke Energy and the administration of Gov. Pat McCrory"
"donated $1,500 to the then-Illinois congressman's re-election campaign"
"Each of the two charges...carries a penalty of as much as five years in prison and a $250,000 fine"
"Duke Energy is choosing to spend its virtually limitless legal resources to fight fines"
"high levels of boron, a metal that is a recognized indicator of coal ash contamination"
"ordered Duke Energy to immediately halt spreading groundwater contamination from coal ash ponds"
"Puppet 'public' officials have often done industry bidding"
"Duke Energy and Exelon rounding out the top three donors"
"rates are 12 percent less than those of Duke Energy"
"North Carolina has to decide if it wants to stay in the forefront of solar power"
"Duke ratepayers are being forced to pay for a plant that’s not producing the electricity that it promised"
"appointed...former Duke Energy executive to run the state’s health and environmental agency"
"It's so aggressive and so mad"
"Renewable energy might save money, but it also has widespread support"
"He just said he needed to generate some cash"
"I want you to know that your secret didn’t die here with my brother"
"utilities need to realize that coal is the dirty energy of the past"
"changed their rating outlooks to negative from stable"
"experienced the 'enhanced interrogation techniques' of...George W. Bush's administration"
"the N.S.A.’s invasive call-tracking program was declared unlawful by the courts and disowned by Congress"
"A judge refused to grant the energy company an injunction"
"Ward's daughter's life was in danger when Duke Energy shut her power off"
"weren't sensitive enough to measure potentially harmful chemicals"
"dumps its coal ash in a lagoon with a surface area of up to 350 acres"
"A Duke Energy contractor imploded the plant's two coal units Thursday morning"
"I'm mad as hell and I am fed up and I am not going to do this anymore"
"Why is it only occurring in a few block radius and not up the road?"
"The fire broke out around noon Wednesday"
"she's not ready"
"Investigators are still looking in to what caused itInvestigators are still looking in to what caused it"
"Social Security provides most of the income for about half of households age 65 and older"
"More than four in five Americans say money plays too great a role in political campaigns"
"A look inside the murky process of campaign contributions"
"Niagara Bottling...donated the 1,000-gallon pallet...Lowe’s store provided a forklift to move the load"
"Rep. Mike Hager isn't just tilting at windmills. He's looking to skewer the solar-electric industry too"
"threatened by a ballot initiative that would essentially deregulate solar power"
"A substation next to an elementary school doesn't make sense"
"he had a carload of explosive materials and ammunition"
"Green Meadow and Moncure Land Holdings were given a notice of violation"
"This Instruction implements the OSHA Whistleblower Investigations Manual"
"a second man who raised similar allegations that corroborated what the former student said"
"Mr. Sanders seemed to be experiencing a contact high from the size of his crowds"
"Lorillard Tobacco paid...$8 million to lobby for the benefit of candy-flavored tobacco and electronic cigarettes"
" 'Clinton, where is the money?' they chanted. 'In whose pockets?' "
"His pay soared after he left Congress and opened his own lobbying firm"
"The lawsuit says the executives lied in a proxy statement filed with the SEC about their knowledge of the settlement"
"officials have cited Green Meadow for violating the local erosion and sedimentation control ordinance"
"They need to take it somewhere else besides here"
"Health and environmental justice are two fights we must engage in"
"he was paying $3.5 million to someone for his 'misconduct' "
"the giveaway language was slipped onto the defense bill by Senators John McCain and Jeff Flake"
"McCrory declined to recuse himself from making Utilities Commission appointments"
"Governors Coalition is largely run and managed by two groups tied to the oil and gas industry"
"They've already contaminated all their land...and I don't want it to be here"
"They say no one ever told them their well was affected until we stopped by"
"Duke faces six shareholder lawsuits over its handling of ash"
"The fine...is expected to cost 13 cents per share on earnings"
"Wallace said while she's waiting on test results for many clients"
"Thousands of people joined Bernie Sanders in Burlington, Vermont"
"Obama announced the executive action in November"
"I feel like they are being taken advantage of"
"Kane says Duke is trying to 'bully' his family into having the tree cut down"
"Charter’s service quality is not that much better"
"Wallace and Graham, P.A. is in the process of investigating the cause of the ground water contamination"
"Wallace contests Duke’s claim and cited the fact that coal ash ponds near Dukeville are unlined"
"She has worked...in private legal practice and with Duke Energy"
"Buried in Duke Energy’s $102 million settlement...might cost Duke even more money"
"propaganda, censorship and other information-based tricks to...convince citizens of their superiority"
"The government is still investigating the DENR side of the house"
"nearly 7,000-page Senate report on the CIA's use of torture in interrogations"
"Campaign contributions can create an appearance and risk of favoritism"
"There is a perception that the markets are rigged...there is no question that they are"
" 'Shame on us,' Jim Rogers said...referring to legislation that would cut the state’s green energy targets by half"
"I want to honor some of the most hard-working activists on our Beyond Coal campaign -- Team Asheville"
"Duke Energy has a proven record of adamantly denying any wrongdoing for years"
"191 drinking wells failed to meet state groundwater standards"
"the electric company has refused to refund the amount those customers over-paid"
"Duke Energy, OSHA officials continued, knew workers were bypassing safety protocols"
"Dukeville residents, however, aren’t convinced by the company’s claims"
"SELC said a $50 million penalty is the 'minimum acceptable amount for any settlement' "
"Hager...a former Duke Energy employee, added a renewable energy section to an unrelated bill"
"Cancer Fund of America placed second on a list of America’s worst charities"
"coal ash is bad. It does the environment no good and it makes people sick"
"DENR worked with Duke Energy to put together a weak settlement"
"They have been dragging their feet every step of the way"
"a lot of legal issues that are being tested for the first time"
"Federal officials say they're considering bringing additional civil actions against the utility"
"Supreme Court ruled unanimously Monday in favor of participants in employee retirement plans"
"Fear is a common consumer response to debt collectors, whether the debt is legitimate or not"
"It is not the first set of full-page ads Duke has run concerning the spill"
"hexavalent chromium is not commonly found in the natural environment"
"Duke just won’t admit their coal ash is poisoning my water...They need to take responsibility"
"And it got tangled up in Duke's unexpectedly difficult merger with Progress Energy"
"vindicating Riverkeeper activists who caught the North Carolina company in the act of illegal polluting"
"DENR took on a business-friendly, 'customer service' focus under McCrory"
"This deal mandates that Duke tell company employees about its criminal misconduct and conviction"
"will publish public reports on Duke’s progress and its policies on coal-ash disposal"
"For most people, pleading guilty to a felony means they will very likely land in prison"
"they should have been fixing what they saw, they should have been listening to their employees"
"Duke has agreed to pay $102 million in fines"
"The administration of Gov. Pat McCrory...proposed...fines of just $99,1119"
"Duke Energy agreed to pay the largest fine in North Carolina's history"
"Did Duke show the slightest remorse? Nope"
"listen to your employees"
"do not expect Fukushima to be liveable again within the next few decades"
"It’s kicking the can down the road—and not very far"
"I don't think anyone should trust what Duke says...what they've said is not true"
"standing in the way of efforts by major Internet companies to power data centers in North Carolina"
"I don't trust them anymore...I'm like the rest of the people. I want my well tested"
"there was consideration by the 9/11 terrorists of crashing into Indian Point"
"It was the third time in six weeks that Mr. Bush had to backpedal"
"Duke may also be sued by another shareholder...and a third over the dismissal of...CEO Bill Johnson"
"they’re likely to oppose Duke’s dirty, monopolistic ways"
"insisted that DENR softly regulated Duke under the administration of Gov. Pat McCrory"
"he claimed to expose the agency’s 'deceptive and tainted license renewal process' "
"But they never expected Duke Energy to store its coal ash in an area where it wasn't requested"
"But it was Hager who managed to get a poison pill for renewables into the compromise"
"Duke Energy has benefitted greatly from having former employees in the legislature and the governor’s mansion"
"That might sound hard to believe, especially given Duke's egregious history in North Carolina"
"He wanted to know if Jim Rogers used Duke Energy as his personal piggy bank"
"At least 10 organizations joined forces throughout the past week"
"significant victories for consumers"
"reversing course and joining the 'super PAC' sweepstakes for unlimited donations"
"Duke is scheduled to plead guilty to the criminal charges next week in U.S. District Court"
"Duke has lobbied against beneficial solar policies in other states as well"
" 'Did the board...make this foolish and damaging loan?' as a payoff to former Charlotte Mayor Patrick Cannon"
"They want to dump eight million tons of coal ash on us and we don't want it"
"First, shareholders handily overruled a recommendation of the company's board of directors"
"It didn't get much better when Good started fielding questions from the audience"
"59 Belmont water wells have tested positive for contaminants"
"we’re no longer asking, we’re demanding they get out of the way for energy freedom"
"Today, 99 percent of all new income is going to the top 1 percent"
"a 93 percent rate of contamination"
"Duke Don’t Block Solar"
"dangerous levels of toxic heavy metals like lead, vanadium, and hexavalent chromium"
"I guess they are too busy paying for more useless commercials"
"One person asked for a '50-year fund to cover possible long-term health issues' caused by the spill"
"It is suspected that Ms. Schuster may have been using the iPhone while operating her vehicle"
"Enough is enough. This country and our government belong to all of us, not just a handful of billionaires"
"Graham said his coal ash clients included former Duke employees"
"Amber Rooks died Sunday from injuries she sustained April 22"
"determinations over the cause of the contaminants could take several months"
"Bernie Sanders is Mount Rushmore to Hillary Clinton’s Sheila the Shapeshifter"
"We need Duke Energy to get it right this time"
"problems often start during installation, when the sheets are accidentally cracked, torn or punctured"
"its chairman, Republican Gov. Pat McCrory of North Carolina"
"under the administration of Gov. Pat McCrory has gone from regulating industries to enabling them"
"Duke Energy is trying to make a deal with the EPA before a criminal sentencing hearing"
"For more information, visit the Dan River Basin Community Forum website"
"Written comments will be accepted until May 7, 2015"
"he has defeated Democrats and Republicans with far greater financial resources"
"The low-wage business model has essentially turned public aid into a form of corporate welfare"
"TEPCO’s efforts to manage the release of the radioactive material have been slammed by the global community"
"Previous forest fires had re-released about eight percent of the radiation from the original catastrophe"
"His arrest comes after days of alleged intimidation from police officers for filming Gray"
"the officers who initially arrested Mr. Gray had done so illegally"
"Some of them, once they became sick, threw the tray back under the door"
"By June 2004, the Bush administration’s torture program was in trouble"
"there are 38 documents currently filed in federal court concerning Duke’s proposed guilty plea"
"Lee County could receive up to 8 million tons of coal ash"
"declining electricity prices and low demand is having a serious impact on the bottom line"
"How many more such entities exist, or might be created in the future, is also unclear"
"Revenue has declined in the past two quarters"
"Neighbors...described it as a large pop, a bomb going off, and strong enough to shake a house"
"Duke is under a state mandate to close all 32 of its coal ash ponds across North Carolina by 2029"
"they will expand their testing radius to wells within 1,500 feet of the plants"
"The Sutton landfill will cover about 140 to 160 acres"
"Anyone who cannot attend but wants to offer thoughts may contribute by email"
"business plans should play to the bottom line of moral and ethical conduct"
"a reminder of why we have laws protecting the environment in the first place"
"Health and Human Services has declared 32 wells...unsafe for consumption"
"200 signed letters in protest of this substation were given to city council"
" 'I do want to get into' her background with power companies"
"The NAACP agrees that solar power helps communities of color and all customers"
"test underscores what we’ve been saying all along...unlined pits is the most dangerous way to do this"
"arsenic...exceeds 1000 parts per billion, over 100 times the state standard"
"hexavalent chromium and vanadium are relatively rare...Water Act does not take those into consideration"
"That level of public focus is a first for the type of air quality permit Duke holds"
"The victims work for Bowlin and Area Wide Protective, both contractors of Duke Energy"
"Meanwhile the ash and pollution has been cleaned up in South Carolina for years"
"Of the 12 letters, only one states that well water is safe"
"Duke Energy is brewing distrust in Dukeville"
"the man who runs the state used to help run Duke Energy. And that is not a coincidence"
"These residents have been informed not to drink or cook with their well water"
"The Clinton Foundation and its work are heavily financed by grants from foreign governments"
"environmentalists say they have little doubt that coal ash is polluting residents’ well water"
"companies target lower-income, minority neighborhoods for waste-disposal"
"A former Duke Energy executive...to run South Carolina’s Department of Health and Environmental Control"
"are located near deep fluid injection wells or other industrial activities capable of inducing earthquakes"
"It defeats the purpose of the law to allow someone to hide behind a super PAC"
"They’re ignoring what is there in the water and just pointing out what isn’t"
"the Grahams and neighbors have contacted a pair of Salisbury attorneys, Mona Lisa Wallace and Bill Graham"
"Duke appears to be doing the minimum under the law to protect our communities and rivers"
"If the largest corporate entity in energy won't play fair, what do you do?"
"calling for the White House to release details of the trade deal"
"You have to be very careful it doesn’t turn into a nuclear bailout"
"possible health effects of the substation and the electromagnetic fields it will produce"
"they are losing confidence in nuclear and coal"
"Every federal agency has an excuse for why its okay to support new coal, oil and gas"
"Technically it is market manipulation, but some people would call that clever"
"the hope is that money will in fact buy influence: 'Why do you think they are doing it - because they love them?' "
"87 private wells near eight Duke plants...failed to meet state groundwater standards"
"most drinking wells sampled near Duke Energy's coal ash ponds...exceeding...standards"
"They're all about customer service...The problem is the customers are the polluters and not the public"
"Duke Energy knew workers bypassed safety protocols...but it did not enforce safety standards"
"That will be a real smoking gun"
From 2001 to 2012, the Clintons’ income was at least $136.5 million
"A black bear sow and four cubs"
"Residents to take their coal ash concerns to Raleigh"
"is everyone still comfortable with DENR being Duke's doormat?"
"There have been concerns...that groundwater is becoming polluted"
"proposed that Duke Energy be placed on their 'severe violator enforcement program' "
"I don't trust Duke, I don't think they've been careful with anything they've done"
"The liners will leak in a matter of time"
"McCrory falls out of his chair"
"The market rate for me as a C.E.O. compared to a regular person is ridiculous, it’s absurd"
"Union Pacific charged the employee with causing his own injury"
"I am totally against Chatham County accepting coal ash"
"residents made it clear they don’t trust the plans for Duke Energy’s proposal to store coal ash"
"The nuclear industry has been in a state of paralysis since the meltdowns"
"Duke's lawyers said Tuesday the company needs a waiver from rules"
"figuring out how to put a major corporation on federal probation"
"Duke has agreed to plead guilty to nine violations of federal clean-water statutes"
"Or maybe, Duke really, really wants to keep Pat McCrory in the Governor’s Mansion"
"There were 40 people who spoke...All of the speakers opposed the proposed permits"
"Duke Energy Gives $3 Million to Committee Tied to Gov. Pat McCrory as He Guides Coal Ash Response"
"For years Duke Energy had enlisted an army of lawyers to resist cleaning up its coal ash dump sites"
"It puts McCrory in a compromising position and raises legitimate questions"
"We know the liners fail"
"But the motion itself remained sealed Friday afternoon"
"He said the company 'lied to the state, customers and citizens of North Carolina' "
"I feel like there is some responsibility there..I hate to say it, but somebody might be negligent"
"released higher levels of arsenic into groundwater than ever found before"
"William Smith...said...'we dumped everything on the site into the ash ponds' "
"They're getting away with it now, this just makes it legal, it doesn't make any sense"
"They claim to be leading in energy, but the reality is that they are blocking attempts to bring in renewable energy"
"Ash elements found in test wells around the Sutton plant had broken state standards for as many as five years"
"attorneys for the government misrepresented the facts"
"police get away with unjustly maiming or killing people by lying about the circumstances"
"quarter-inch fault at a nozzle... similar to one that caused the plant to shut down in May 2013"
"The problem here is that a cover-up does not equate to a solution"
"Duke is lobbying against it"
"2 million tons of coal ash is being stored in unlined pits"
"unanimously approved a resolution opposing coal ash storage in Sanford and Lee County"
"a 'cynical corporate effort' to divide the people of North Carolina in order to protect its profits"
"The offshore and coastal areas will be forever damaged and destroyed"
"Public comments may also be submitted via email"
"Duke was going to hike Waynesville’s wholesale power rates substantially"
"If passed, PSC commissioners will be sent to ethics school, be subjected to term limits"
"Those donations allow the power companies to keep pro-solar bills from getting anywhere"
"You're given no warning. You're given no choice, and they just dump poison on you"
"Officials said both workers were conscious and breathing"
"the company may ask the commission to let it charge a fee for the service"
"They would not put me through to a manager. They couldn't help me at all"
"Accepting a coal ash waste pit is not much of a reward for ending fracking"
"the war had turned me into a killer of men...that was not the kind of person I wanted to be"
"If the truth destroys something...then it needs to be destroyed"
"ensures that Duke is held fully accountable for the impact of this incident"
"Someone said that Duke is too big to sue...We don’t think Duke’s too big to sue"
"A group of concerned citizens is organizing to fight coal ash storage in Lee County"
"DENR has been playing catch-up since the Dan River spill last winter"
"The company has been ordered to pay the engineer $350,000"
"he is not convinced Duke Energy’s coal ash is not at least partially to blame"
"This meeting comes on the heels of a recent protest"
"Wrightsville Beach officials have no intention of restricting the residents' right to protest"
"We're looking at the potential for placing that ash in lined landfills"
"Duke was lucky that no one was harmed"
"It names board chairwoman Anne Gray and all current board members except Richard Meserve"
"It was sad, and I think it’s just an example of the bullying that Duke...has done"
"The newly approved agreement...was a classic no-win situation"
"The company’s 'good neighbor' slogan has worn thin since...Duke’s intentions became clear"
"cut payments made to its top executives under the company's short-term incentive plan by 35%"
"And what is the company’s answer to this indictment? Deny, deny, deny"
"The Republican-driven legislation...gave this bad deal to us"
"Duke and DENR have had to be dragged kicking and screaming to protect clean water"
"Will the $12 million make the ash less toxic? less radioactive?"
"bill gave Duke the right to place coal ash in the county without approval of the local government."
"There's nothing more dangerous than a smart meter on your house"
"After first denying that a melt-through had occurred, TEPCO later changed its tune"
"photographs showing abuse of detainees in Iraq and Afghanistan"
"residents stood outside...to encourage the commissioners not to accept Duke Energy's offer"
"There is no customer service with this company"
"ignored more than 100 years of court rulings"
"Duke was putting a lot of pressure on the commissioners to make a quick decision"
"Is any regulation that puts a crease in somebody's profit margin 'burdensome' and 'unnecessary'?"
"In a departure from the usual 'War on Coal'...lauded the EPA’s 'hard work' "
"we would bear the brunt of the risk and reap no financial benefit"
"Duke allowed thallium to 'leach into groundwater...for 1,668 days' "
"This 'plan' is insane!"
"This is a cheap and dirty, almost old-fashioned, solution"
"Yes, there are clocks in all the cells of your body"
"Four out of five coal plants...no limits on the amount of toxic heavy metals they are allowed to dump"
"Large employers too often try to take advantage"
"will delay the confirmation process for several of Gov. Pat McCrory’s choices to government position"
"Duke Energy had made an offer of up to $12 million in exchange for storing coal ash"
"terminated after notifying Honeywell...of smelling alcohol on the breath of a supervisor on duty"
"These are large unlined pits with ash buried below the groundwater table"
"(DENR) also intends to hold public hearings on the proposal in April"
"OSHA enforces the whistleblower provisions of SOX and 21 other statutes"
"Host employers need to treat temporary workers as they treat existing employees"
"Thallium was used for decades as the active ingredient in rat poison"
"When the S.E.C. has demanded admissions, it says it usually gets them"
"Would you like some water with your glass of arsenic?"
"Duke is choosing to save an extra buck, at the expense of human health"
"Duke Energy asked for permission to monitor levels of hazardous chemicals itself"
"Facing South has reported on what Duke stood to gain from its big donations"
"if he ran for governor, Mr. Burns 'could decide what’s safe and what isn’t' "
"having difficulties dealing with plant decommissioning...forced to postpone deadlines"
"The companies were charged with multiple violations of the Clean Water Act"
"This proposed fine does not clean up one ounce of coal ash pollution"
"Duke Energy and its rate-payers will likely be on the hook for tens of billions of dollars"
"They're talking about groundwater contamination...they won't ever clean that up"
"the most blatant example of corporate deceit that I have witnessed"
"Duke Energy allowed a host of coal ash contaminants to leach into the groundwater...for several years"
"There is a clear pattern of hidden conflicts of interest...what else does Gov. McCrory have to hide?"
"Of course, what the Observer fails to note is that is that such loopholes are no accident"
"Significant concern on the safety of the population and environment worldwide"
"The laws passed by the majority in both houses have been a failure"
"Carolinas HealthCare System and UnitedHealthcare are giving patients contradictory information"
"What good is a state agency that just writes permits"
"dumped the material at least once in the pond without federal approval"
"Community leaders plan to speak in Raleigh Monday against Duke Energy"
"add '12 potentially contaminated groundwater seeps' to Riverbend's allowed discharges"
"Federal prosecutors also charged several Duke subsidiaries with criminal negligence"
"falling profits as more customers rely less on giant, expensive power plants"
"Hager...one of the leaders in the push to open North Carolina to fracking"
"A high risk is posed by 50 ponds"
"avoiding having UNC’s name associated with costly mistakes that fossil fuel companies have made"
"protect the residents of North Carolina, not the corporate interests of Duke Energy"
"she handled cases involving racketeering charges against organized crime figures"
"The truth is that they are not planning on being neighbors at all"
"It’s time for Duke to make it right — do something"
"Some of Duke's billing practices have created an outcry"
"Workers have a right to contact OSHA and to assist others to connect with OSHA"
"drafted a series of measures aimed at Duke and the state Public Service Commission"
"repealing the law that lets utilities charge ratepayers in advance for nuclear projects"
"DENR attempted to shield Duke from full liability with a paltry fine"
"Duke's current plan is extremely weak...because it includes options for cap-in-place"
"financial industry lobbyists are already griping"
"Duke Energy’s public relations firm spews daily messages...It’s a broken record of lies"
"Duke has denied every substantive allegation we made in our lawsuits"
"knowingly allowing radioactive substances...to flow freely into the sea since April"
"he is poised to deliver a second walloping blow to labor"
"the company broke groundwater standards for 12 constituents"
"We have seen that we cannot count on the DENR to effectively enforce the law"
"Duke Energy pleaded guilty in a federal court to charges brought Friday"
"revelations about the state’s political connections to Duke are raising eyebrows"
"state government in North Carolina stepped in and blocked those lawsuits"
"What Duke Energy has learned is that it's expensive to be cheap"
"not pursuing a 'proposed agreement' but pleading guilty to multiple environmental crimes"
"pattern of state regulators allowing the company to avoid fixing problems"
"The H-1B system turns the Indian workers virtually into indentured servants"
"He did not specify the cause of the leak"
"continues to allow companies such as Duke to pervert the democratic process"
"What felony was suspected a year ago? Why are today's criminal counts only misdemeanors?"
"dumping coal ash from power plants in five North Carolina locations since at least 2010"
"criticized as being too lax in regulating coal ash generated by Duke Energy"
"Being the largest electric power holding-company...may not mean a 'hill of beans' "
"The money will come from shareholders, not customers"
"Duke Energy says it agrees there were misdemeanor criminal offenses"
"This is a situation where the company can’t pay its way out of the problem"
"the company also would serve a five-year probation with a court-appointed monitor"
"Duke Energy will have to maintain $500 million as security to meet their obligations"
"Duke adamantly denied any wrongdoing for years"
"Duke was illegally polluting waterways across North Carolina and it was criminal"
"a river that’s been poisoned with arsenic from a nearby Duke Energy site"
"Duke should still undergo severe consequences as a result of the spill"
"emitting harmful sulfur dioxide (SO2) pollution at levels considered unsafe"
"could allow customers to be electric grid independent"
"challenges include persistent underground water ingress to main buildings"
"Who are you going to believe, Duke Energy or your lying eyes?"
"This settlement would not resolve DENR’s civil litigation over violations at coal ash ponds"
"Prosecutors issued at least 23 grand jury subpoenas to Duke Executives and state officials"
"some utilities might be improving their service and practices, Duke Energy 'has gotten worse' "
"OSHA’s whistleblower statutes protect you from retaliation"
"They discussed the smart meter problems privately, violating their own rules of procedure"
"We are overwhelmed and excited by the support we have received"
"ninth annual Moral March on Raleigh to demand changes to state laws"
"try to find ways to subvert...solar because it offers little opportunity for them to profit"
"designed to shame North Carolina legislators into expanding Medicaid"
"Raleigh politicians and Duke Energy have made us the sacrificial lambs"
"Duke was able to influence legislation...has bought access with its money and its lobbyists"
"We are fighting against dirty industries like Duke Energy"
"In North Carolina, fossil-fuel critics have gotten the ear of some state leaders"
"We also veto Duke Energy with the state’s permission to dump their coal ash mess"
"Duke is highly protective of information about the $3.5 billion plant"
"directed nearly a quarter of the money, about $138,000, back to Mr. Harber"
"It's clear Yucca Mountain won't and shouldn't happen"
"Duke Energy's political influence includes ties to...Gov. Pat McCrory"
"There are some places that are pretty severely cracked"
"Duke Energy...asked the state for the ability to charge the rider"
"Addison's daughter filed a police complaint in the case"
"This is clearly an important problem and one that applies also to Fukushima"
"prosecutors have not charged one top executive on Wall Street"
"150...Democrats have already signed on to letters opposing fast track
"I can’t forgive the gov’t, they’re murderers. This is definitely a holocaust"
"Counsel is wondering out loud if smart meters are driving Duke's disconnections"
"Walmart and GNC are continuing to sell their products in stores outside New York"
"The unsatisfactory reply was, well, because that's the way it is"
"the size of the state of Rhode Island"
"All of Japan's commercial nuclear reactors remain offline"
"length of the fault and its structure beneath the plant complex are among the focal points"
"later brought a whistleblower case against the Christie administration"
"Archaeologists are now studying previously recovered medical instruments"
"coal...plants...'the major sources of radioactive materials released in the environment' "
"her story and the story of others like here remain with us and must never be forgotten"
"It’s going to be airborne, and people are going to be breathing it"
"Will the land...simply be bulldozed and dug up?"
"the state’s first Republican governor in 12 years"
"response has been to try to keep the federal courts from getting involved"
"Consumer Counselor...force the utility refund about $51.6 million"
"We have dropped the ball on this"
"They said they’d make it right...So far, nothing"
"All American Grill in Tillis’s home state gave a hundred people salmonella"
"scientists...warn it could take years before the true impact...is known"
"The more that the scientists look, the more problems they find"
"Duke wants to make us the coal ash dump site for the whole state"
"The company is continuing to do damage control"
"Pennsylvania...report of hundreds of cases of water contamination"
"Ultimately, the law passed without McCrory's signature"
"And after one year, this story is far from over"
"the spill was also a failuire to communicate by Duke"
"Walmart, Walgreens, Target and GNC...contained little more than cheap fillers"
"I try to squeeze all the juice out of the orange that I can"
"a crucial part of the court’s work that most people don’t know anything about"
"hazards far greater than those they were originally designed to withstand decades ago"
"crescendo of criticism against Gov. Pat McCrory, a former Duke Energy executive"
"harms waterways and wildlife, including documented groundwater contamination"
"disaster eventually exposed cozy relationships between Duke and the state agencies"
"Southern Environmental Law Center...warning Duke about a possible spill since 2011"
"fines levied after large coal ash spills in other states ran into the millions"
"Immediately after the spill, sales of bottled water spiked citywide"
"running a storm pipe under an unlined coal ash pit was a bad idea"
"try to learn whether mercury from the spill will create long-term damage"
"The water had turned black...frankly it changed me forever"
"EPA said arsenic levels exceeded acceptable levels"
"years of Duke Energy giving short shrift to early warnings from engineers"
"To allow drilling off the Atlantic Coast is to willfully forget Deepwater’s awful lesson"
"bomb was tested many times at Harvey Point, a facility in North Carolina"
"They were out on the river for seven hours, and they found five mussels. That’s not thriving"
"any qualified civil engineer could have foretold for the utility, and, in fact, several did"
"Duke Energy...dropped the ball by not giving...enough information"
"the earthen platform collapsed into the crater created by the initial pipe failure"
"It was noticeably gray...It scared me: Are we really removing that?"
"lining the pits with heavy plastic was like lining them with a plastic bag"
"McCrory moved to distance himself from his former employer"
"In the 1970s...Duke Energy’s discharges of coal ash wiped out entire species"
"It has a smell you'll never get off"
"There are so many people here who have gotten sick"
"Duke Energy was on clear notice for years that there was risk from the pipe that broke"
"He alleges criminal wrongdoing by his supervisors"
"each leak nearly 1 million gallons a day"
"A plan put forward by the governor was dismissed as too weak"
"Duke Energy had been paying off the right people to prevent...punishment"
"Since proposing the project in 2007, Duke has spent $426.6 million"
"Why can’t they just NOT get along?"
"Donors who supported him last time refused to commit to his campaign"
"Really, he didn’t seem to be scaring off anybody"
"McCrory said that Duke’s record on coal ash is 'quite poor' "
"McCrory…received over $229,000 in contributions from oil and gas interests"
"more than 900 people arrested for...civil disobedience at the North Carolina legislature"
"failed to conduct…tests that would have discovered problems before the explosions"
"would reduce the funding of the State Employees Association (SEANC)"
"an official criminal investigation into a suspected felony"
"Saturday, Jan. 31"
"Comcast spokesman Steve Kipp confirmed the Browns’ story"
"my wife became so visibly upset she handed me the phone"
"Duke's grudging release of information…hasn't made anyone want to trust the company"
"poses a serious threat to coastal communities throughout the region"
"output falls sharply after a 50-hour work-week, and falls off a cliff after 55 hours"
"this community is not going to sit down and be dumped on"
"Santee Cooper's work shows the kind of leadership we need from utilities"
"private campaign finance has essentially pre-corrupted our politicians"
"This is a war on solar because of the dramatic decrease in costs"
"The middle class has shrunk consistently over the past half-century"
"$6.3 billion spent on the presidential and congressional elections of 2012"
"could still be indicted forcibly by court-appointed lawyers acting as prosecutors"
"300 tons of radioactive water leaked...August 2013...100 more tons in February 2014"
"attempts to kill 41 targeted individuals...resulted in the deaths of some 1,147 people"
"Pat McCrory of North Carolina is pushing to open the area to the oil and gas industry"
"asked him to intercede in an out-of-state money laundering investigation on a donor"
"grappling with a familiar situation: how to fix another self-inflicted political wound"
"state agencies will not effectively enforce laws designed to protect communities"
"lawsuits have been filed...to require Duke Energy to clean up its coal ash ponds"
"Duke Energy has expressed interest in exploring similar proposals"
"The sun isn't going to call you up and raise the price of photons"
"if Senator Burr thinks he can erase the report...he is likely to be mistaken"
"Duke Energy was at it again"
"mines throughout the state may be used for coal ash disposal"
"I know I can go to hell for what I did to you"
"The commission has acted in the past to bring return rates down to target levels"
"company had been intentionally understating its regulated profits to authorities for years"
"Duke has become a target of criticism after a series of mishaps"
"HOW the private Federal Reserve steals your money"
"So, why did we call him a partner?"
"This problem is far from over"
"Wages and incomes for most Americans have now been stagnant for 15 years"
"There is already a witch’s brew of toxic poisons in the Waste Connections landfill"
"coal ash would be 'much safer in concrete than in ponds' "
"McCrory owned Duke Energy stock even as he took action...after Duke’s coal ash spill"
"they shielded Duke from potential higher fines or potential more extensive remediation"
"No mention of his pending felony indictment for abuse of power"
"His law firm...has represented Duke Energy in court"
" 'corrupted' by campaign contributions and lobbying power of big electricity companies"
"would revoke legal protections for millions of unauthorized immigrants"
"must report to his jail cell about 7:30 each evening"
"Duke has suffered as well in recent years in residential-customer satisfaction surveys"
"This is Duke's problem. They've had all these years to deal with the problem"
"The plan to spread coal ash all over the state is a public health nightmare"
"removing the utilities as middlemen...could help spur solar as a clean-energy alternative"
"allowing Duke Energy…to over-collect about $19 million a year"
"a Trojan horse for every kind of extreme corporate proposal"
"McCrory did not properly report ownership of stock in Duke Energy"
"can't regulate coal ash directly because, 'There's ongoing criminal investigations right now.' "
"would prevent some of the worst abuses by electric companies such as Duke Energy"
"Ignorance isn't an excuse when things go terribly wrong"
"Scott, who was behind in the polls...squeaked out a one-point victory"
"Years…McCrory…employed by…law firm that represents Charah: 2"
"Duke holds a 40 percent stake"
"designed so poorly, people grew dizzy going around in circles trying to find answers"
"one of the most spectacular falls of a statewide official in the history of the commonwealth"
"The Harvard faculty is being attacked by the monster that it created"
"commissioners unanimously approved a resolution opposing Duke Energy's plan"
" 'Merger Harmonization'…turned out to be 'Merger Homogenization' "
"set to take formal action Monday against Duke Energy's plan"
"moving and storage of Duke Energy’s seemingly never-ending supply of coal ash"
" 'Moral Monday' protests continued at the legislative complex"
"what one...group found near the Yadkin River by a Duke Energy plant"
"2014 began with an environmental disaster in North Carolina"
"it's irresponsible to say that the river is anywhere close to back to normal or clean"
"1. Duke Energy Coal Ash Spill"
"1. Duke spill dumps ash in river"
"Duke Energy to use up to 8 million tons of coal ash as structural fill"
"In 2014, 'coal ash' became a household term"
"I feel like we have laid the groundwork in 2014"
"According to investigators, the hackers attack may not be over"
"coal ash from the Duke Energy's...plant has been trucked in as structural fill"
"Duke Energy...lack of oversight led to the Dan River fiasco"
"maintain these costs at current levels...owing to...reduced use of contract workers"
"achieved 45% of its entire five-year...savings commitment...in just two years"
"Obama always goes reckless in words and deeds like a monkey in a tropical forest"
"EPA has confirmed 157 cases of proven or potential damage from coal ash"
"when...labor issues...do reach the court, they lose more often than not"
"It’s not a good sign when even the dogs won’t drink your tap water"
"unwilling to enforce the law effectively against well-connected public utilities"
"coal ash was full 'encapsulated' in the bank"
"20 charges of tax fraud, lying under oath and essentially keeping two sets of books"
"public mistrust of the stock market is warranted as are doubts about its integrity"
"environmentalists had said coal ash stored in ponds...was a ticking time bomb"
"If anybody is crazy enough to build another one...it would have to be lined"
" ‘Smart’ meter technology threatens home safety"
"measures to prevent Duke Energy from disposing coal ash at two mines"
"The water seeped into the ground"
"any credible investigation should include former Vice President Dick Cheney"
"War makes you poorer and weaker, even if you win"
"Israel's 'targeted-killings campaign'...was of limited effectiveness"
"He did come in saying this is going to be a squeaky-clean administration"
"Pat McCrory really doesn't like anyone shattering his delusions"
"McCrory says...he is more surprised that his approval is as high as it is"
"It was wrong for our state to be an enabler of these unspeakable acts"
"Mr. Sanders should not be underestimated; he raised $8 million for his 2012 election"
"Duke Energy earns a red light for this fact sheet"
"He can argue that it's legal all he wants...this looks sleazy"
"Pat McCrory’s connections to Duke Energy are under scrutiny amid the probe"
"older ash pond clean-up sites may also have [polychlorinated biphenyl] contamination"
"residents would face a higher risk of exposure to cancer-causing toxins"
"did not fill out an incident report for fear of reprisal"
"CIA health professionals may have committed war crimes"
"hold accountable all health professionals who participated in the CIA torture program"
"Yes, I waterboarded KSM"
"I asked McCrory why he chose to use the controversy...to solicit campaign donations"
"Of particular interest was a settlement between the McCrory administration and Duke Energy"
"That's a bunch of crap...He's just concerned with his big income"
"Blankenship...vacationed...with a justice of the West Virginia Supreme Court"
"helping federal prosecutors force Bank of America to pay a record $16.65 billion penalty"
"sends an important message to both the industry and the Obama administration"
"hides his financial entanglements...misleads people...doesn't disclose conflicts of interest"
"McCrory filed a new ethics and economic disclosure"
"cuts that will drop the agency to levels last seen in the 1980s"
"Duke Energy wrongly passed on costs related to its Edwardsport power plant"
"Every day we learn something new, and it gets worse instead of better"
"this year, the Dan River spill was undoubtedly the worst"
"Pat McCrory and U.S. Rep. Mark Sanford...accepted six-figure stock payouts"
"charges its customers for new power plants while operating with exorbitant reserves"
"I knew that at that moment, my life as I knew it was over"
"If you walk down the line here, this is nothing but a Duke Energy pony show"
"accuses Duke of telling 'fish stories' about its support for solar"
"legislators received the message loud and clear from voters who are fed up with Duke Energy"
" 'human health hazard'...Health Board...Shirley Wind Project, owned by Duke Energy"
"experience an average of 90 failures a year that the government considers significant"
"Kaleck said it was important to target the 'architects' of the system"
"You have some weed?"
"six-year-old girl...pregnant woman...kidnapped and flown to one of Gaddafi’s prisons"
"Marshall’s permit does not have limits for things like arsenic and mercury"
"siphoning threatens to release high levels of ash contaminants into Lake Norman"
"Marshall’s pond holds 22 million tons of ash"
"Wall Street regulates the United States Congress"
"He strongly criticized President Obama for failing to 'rein in' the agency"
"Most of the best parts of Progress were lost during the Duke Energy merger"
"House...is about to show us the worst of government for the rich and powerful"
"resulted in a confirmed positive result for illegal drugs"
"the CIA allegedly provided several million dollars"
"UK had been granted deletions in advance of the publication"
"crack in a drainage pipe running under an earthen dam at the Marshall Steam Station"
"Pat McCrory...as mayor...voted in favor of a proposal that directly benefited Duke"
"That's what Duke wants you to think — that you have no power and no control"
"A similar pipe broke at Dan River in February, flooding the river with gray ash"
"we don't want their dirty energy anymore"
"written in the dead of night, behind closed doors, without public discourse"
"attack on American pension funds encompasses both the public and private sector"
"there were calls for Blankenship to be charged with murder"
"Cheney...backed torture, blithely supporting techniques that were called war crimes"
"torturers acted on orders...from...George W. Bush...Cheney...Tenet...Rumsfeld"
"The Senate report confirms it doesn’t work. As those of us on the inside knew"
"Those working around or for a nuclear facility must raise safety concerns freely"
"Mergers have a spotty record of creating value. Putting two companies together is risky"
"it was a 'flat-out lie' to suggest...George W. Bush was kept in the dark about details"
"Senator Bernard Sanders...denounced the tactics described in the report"
"Duke has proven, time and time again, that there is no line that they will not cross"
"officials from the administration of George W Bush...must be prosecuted"
"we can never let the world know what I have done to you"
"Do you trust Duke Energy? I don't"
"they think we're too small to matter, too dumb to care, or too apathetic to speak out"
"Obama has already dubbed the techniques used as 'torture' "
"McCrory cut the budget and staff of the specific department that inspects the ash ponds"
"customers are paying Duke about $3.2 billion without receiving a single kilowatt"
"Pat McCrory continues to distance himself from his former employer, Duke Energy"
"Duke Energy has done 'very little' to clean up its coal ash contamination"
"I think we have to recognize we didn't get it right entirely"
"He was taken to the burn center...where he died two days later"
"more than $54 million for violations at a nuclear waste facility"
"there may be more unknown problems underwater stemming from...coal ash ponds"
"toxic loading into the water is actually far worse than we’d imagined"
"Seeps from ash-pond dams have been frequently identified at Duke’s power plants"
"But one thing won't change: The plans remain off-limits to the public"
"the worst is still yet to come from Fukushima"
"others saw the relationship between DENR and Duke as too friendly"
"McCrory...landed in hot water...for failing to disclose the sale of...Duke Energy stock"
"Texas has sustained millions of dollars in costs related to illegal immigration"
"are the people who are here illegally more important than the Americans"
Americans are working longer hours for lower wages
"Whistleblower receives several standing ovations in Swedish parliament"
"customers who use 1,000 kilowatt-hours of electricity a month will pay an extra $4.80"
"Skvarla and McCrory denied working to benefit Duke"
"If it is a dry hole, why should ratepayers be paying?"
"From day one, the entire project has been less than transparent"
"Duke and Charah officials 'laughed at me' when he brought up the issue"
"artificially favor spending on capital assets over spending on employee salaries"
"there are many important additions and exceptions to this general rule"
"The answer is very simple: nobody can buy my vote"
"Duke Energy: Me First, Customers Last"
"Duke Energy's Gallagher plant sits across the river"
"Duke Energy has admitted that it is incapable of cleaning up the coal ash in the river"
"suggest regulations for smaller coal ash ponds and old fill sites"
"One city planner told me she found out from the newspaper"
"Obviously, it was a done deal, and that’s very concerning for something of this magnitude"
"More than 100 protesters from across the state gathered outside the commission"
"it’s becoming evident that coal ash is just about all we’ll be getting"
"Our well at the time was the highest for hexavalent chromium"
"plaintiffs suing Duke Energy...may doubt the impartiality of those judges"
"avoid an independent barrier between his administration and former employer"
"Good conceded that new nuclear construction may not be feasible"
"The price drop extends to homeowners and small businesses as well"
"The sun could generate 20 percent of the electricity North Carolina uses by 2030"
"The environmental activist Wu Lihong was jailed for speaking out about pollution"
"Citizens of Lee County, we are in store for a world of hurt!"
"When I voted for Pat McCrory, I had no idea his Duke ties"
"lenient state enforcement...a governor who held investments in Duke Energy"
"There is a plausible case for taking that step"
"polluting corporations such as Duke Energy are repeat players in state courts"
"Good has remained much more focused on the company"
"they commit murders, sexual assaults, kidnaps, thefts, engage in violent gang activity"
"President Obama is going rogue"
"cemented his legacy of lawlessness and squandered what little credibility he had left"
"The White House struggled this week to explain why the president changed his mind"
"Then there was the Progress Energy plan for a low-level radioactive dump"
"In North Carolina...overall early voting was up by 35 percent"
"We don't want to leave our homes...but we don't want to breath cancer-causing toxins"
"I’ll be ignoring the law"
"allow millions of undocumented immigrants to stay and work in the United States"
"That’s another piece of advice for the next chairman: Get rid of the acronyms"
"Concord and other cities have been investigating alternative power supply options"
"The stuff literally has half the periodic table in it"
"Pat McCrory…fighting to take control of the commission away from the Legislature"
"In other words, the customer is always wrong"
"The threat from the site is not over"
"governor has repeatedly denied his former employer has received any special treatment"
"Order of magnitude above record high set last year"
"It'll be a dumping ground for Duke Energy...I'm sick to my stomach over it"
"failure of corporate prosecution is the subject of a new book called Too Big to Jail"
"It was small groups of militant workers who made this explosive growth possible"
"If the president wants to change the legal structure, he should go through Congress"
"I expect her to be Elizabeth Warren"
"it may be that he's slanting his judgment in favor of Duke in terms of writing the rules"
"relationship between Duke and state officials has been under close scrutiny since the spill"
"We are treading new ground here"
"Duke Energy...would own 40 percent of the pipeline"
"a clear instance of abuse of corporate power...the biggest bully on the block"
"residents have filed 80 official complaints"
"Duke Energy’s coal ash spills put toxic waste in the news"
"One out of every two linemen died from 1880 until the early 1900s"
"Duke Energy also is seeking input from the community on impacts of the coal ash spill"
"neighbors of...Wind Farm, operated by Duke Energy, have abandoned their homes"
"KI blocks the thyroid gland from absorbing radioactive iodine"
"5:30 a.m. on Monday, July 16, 1945, the nuclear age began"
"I’ve never heard an undignified word come out of her mouth"
"changing the dams' designation from low-risk to high-risk"
"McCrory… wants to talk to environmental groups but not let them attend big meetings"
"Earlier this year, a federal judge ruled that Sutton Lake is public water"
"Duke's terrible record when it comes to its treatment of its customers"
"It's hard to understand why the McCrory administration is being so secretive"
"The Second Most Dangerous Nuclear Plant in America"
"shared suffering welded people together more strongly than shared success"
"it's like a wound which is not healing"
"I'm legally not allowed to vote in a state where I've lived the 42 years of my life"
"regulators ordered Duke...to resubmit proposals for assessing...contamination"
"50 times the maximum level...for hexavalent chromium (think Erin Brockovich)"
"This is a ruling that encourages workers suffering from prolonged work"
"The company...has been trying to exit the volatile wholesale power market"
"$200,000 donation by Duke Energy...close ties to Gov. Pat McCrory"
"It’s all probably above board. Nothing nefarious here"
"North Carolina drivers pay one of the nation’s highest gasoline taxes"
"Politicians and activists have come out to criticize Duke on a host of issues"
"Westinghouse responded with a lawsuit of its own for $512 million"
"Duke...cases before the N.C. Supreme Court...rate hikes and groundwater contamination"
"everybody but the richest 10 percent of Americans are worst off"
"Koch brothers…want to eliminate all champagne finance legislation"
"mergers aren't just about assets and systems. It's a lot about the people"
"Democrats voiced their displeasure with Duke alongside Republicans,...tea party"
"I didn't feel like it was an accident that they were overcharging customers"
"PricewaterhouseCoopers, watered down the report under pressure from the bank"
"Having lived off the grid on a battery-based system for 20 years, solar can do it alone"
"North Carolina-based company cut health benefits and froze workers’ pensions"
"The Crisis in U.S.-Israel Relations Is Officially Here"
"Duke's follies are costing its 1.7 million customers billions for failed nuclear projects"
"Duke Energy...hid the discharges and hid the facts
"Duke Energy...political lightning rod of the year as the Company Everyone Loves to Hate"
"AT&T then began slowing the data speed for 'unlimited' customers"
"NRLN Working New Process on Legislative Bills"
"The process is expected to be completed in 2074"
"Wind Farm operated by Duke Energy Renewables poses a health risk to its neighbors"
"believe the decision will force...Duke Energy...to adopt a lower rate of return"
"It wasn’t all that long ago when, in North Carolina, judicial races were publicly financed"
"Maybe there is something hidden in the state legislature that we cannot see"
"When armed suspects stand off against the law"
"more than a $1-million in campaign donations from Duke Energy"
"We have a Legislature that's...pretty much owned by the utilities"
"United States is lobbying against an amendment to an international nuclear safety pact"
"we know where the Governor stands with Duke Energy"
"It's the same situation here as at the Dan River plant"
"Dasher came into contact with a test line carrying approximately 10,000 volts"
"virtual sinkhole for environmental law"
"It’s always good when leaders tell the truth, especially if that wasn’t their intention"
"This was a systemic, corporatewide issue that affected workers throughout the country"
"retirees...believed that at least they had the security of ongoing protection against default"
"The mayor and his wife are fugitives"
"Blackwater...began as a police- and military-training facility in North Carolina"
"Duke Energy was previously caught...violating the law by doing exactly the same thing"
"We must hold Duke Energy accountable for the coal ash spill"
"there's no limit on how much arsenic can safely leak out"
"an incredibly convenient mistake to forget to report the most...toxic campaign contribution"
"The occupation is expected to last until October 26"
"If she could get out front of this issue...she could create an identity for herself...very quickly"
"Anger with Duke has steadily grown over the utility's overcharges in billing"
"This is just wrong. What they're doing is wrong"
"Potential lawsuits and...agreements signed with Duke Energy is keeping most people silent"
"T.V.A. has been burned very, very badly by nuclear power over the years"
"Pat McCrory…allowing Duke Energy to pump wastewater…into our public waters"
"Little attention is now being paid to the coal ash pits"
"DENR fined Duke chump change, to try to get environmental groups off of their back"
"Apodaca's efforts seem more calculated to protect Duke Energy than the people"
"I don’t know how we would explain...100-year-old designs, are still safe to operate"
"Duke Energy has had $38.8 billion dollars at stake in high court cases in North Carolina"
"came into contact with a test line which had approximately 10,000 volts of electricity"
"It is also illegally polluting the French Broad River through coal ash seeps"
"Duke decided to shut down the Crystal River plant...leaving a bill of about $1.7 billion"
"The new regulatory documents address lessons learned from...Fukushima"
"I believe government should be on the side of the people, not puppets to Duke Energy"
"The survey is required by the Coal Ash Management Act"
"All three of McCrory's appointees were on the commission already"
"it could complete a design, build and test it in as little as a year"
"strontium-90, which causes bone cancer, also shattered records"
"Bashing Duke is now a bipartisan affair"
"The rest of the world sort of laughs at the United States"
"Her advice: Don’t define yourself as your career"
"workers organized independently because of disinterest or hostility from...unions"
"Womack expects at least half the proposed rules to get reworked"
"voted to protect Duke Energy from cleaning up the Lake Julian coal ash ponds"
"Tests Find Elevated Arsenic, Thallium Levels in Nearby Water Wells"
"Duke Energy's political action committee cut its contributions to the Democratic...Committee"
"rife with the potential for undue influence...it's been banned in most places"
"at the Catawba nuclear power plant in South Carolina"
"About 3 million tons of ash at the Asheville plant remain to be moved"
"Contact the FTC’s refund contractor at 1-877-819-9692 for more information"
"We have cancer, birth defects all up and down our road in our community"
"Coal Ash Management Act requires Duke to identify all wells within a half-mile"
"monthly payments were reported as 'late' to the...Exchange"
"some generic drugs have soared more than 1,000 percent"
"successful in insuring that Duke will have to produce its documents to the public"
"both parties are routinely selling access to the nation’s governors"
"What’s next? Direct pipelines into the backyards of all of Duke’s residential customers?"
"Duke could have drained all its ponds completely without having to take a single water test"
"tried to give Duke Energy permission to dump hundreds of millions of gallons"
"Bray's goal is to get even more North Carolina homeowners to go solar"
"The mayor and the police chief of Iguala are now on the run"
"Ruhe admitted contamination would make the groundwater potentially unsafe to drink"
"legislators in McCrory’s own party have openly questioned his handling of the issue"
"refund $54 million it collected from ratepayers to pay for a failed nuclear plant"
"These sites are frighteningly similar"
"2003...Duke Power Co., and S.C. regulators required it to cut its rates by $30 million"
"If you see anything, call 911 and do not touch it"
"Duke Energy’s coal ash burden in North Carolina grew by almost 6 million tons"
"two weeks preparing a report on Duke Energy’s coal ash issues"
"they are making more than 350 times the average worker"
"The protesters said the attackers were pro-government gangs"
"cashouts jeopardize the retirement security of plan participants"
"Fed can identify problems, but can’t bring itself to make the banks fix those problems"
"We are here because as long as we fight on, at least we haven’t lost"
"Colin L. Powell’s wife urged him not to run...out of fear that he might be targeted"
"Social scientists will tell you that any amount of money will influence people"
"Crop-duster pilots...encountering a new and proliferating hazard camouflaged"
"illegal to build or expand any coal ash ponds"
"By the way, Social Security is not going bankrupt"
"Just focusing on personal responsibility isn’t useful, and it isn’t the law"
"ads call the three 'big utility buddies' for their votes on legislation affecting Duke Energy "
"A coalition of 17 environmental groups filed legal action Monday"
"a series of proposals to bolster consumer protection"
"The strengths of these protests are that it’s so decentralized"
"We don't mess with bears." — Unofficial motto of the Canada Post"
"The city is now working with an environmental lawyer from Roanoke"
"Japan is one of the most seismically active countries in the world"
"while sitting in a federal prison cell, Mr. Traficant ran for Congress"
"Why...did it seem to take public embarrassment to prod the largest U.S. utility to act?"
"Occupy Central With Love and Peace"
"The Starr case...may be our last hope for ending the charade"
"Americans have no idea how much the Masters of the Universe are paid"
"We don’t feel this is very much at all"
"Elizabeth Warren...called for hearings"
"We've got a lot of mad citizens"
"once clients were wealthy enough, certain consumer laws didn’t apply to them"
"Fed encourages its employees to keep their heads down...and to appease the banks"
"Burlington, Vermont, can now get 100 percent of its electricity from renewable sources"
"John Boehner, says that people have gotten the idea that they 'really don’t have to work.' "
"last utility in South Carolina to make a commitment to dispose of coal ash in lined landfills"
"Duke has not yet decided when it will move the coal ash or where"
"They don’t want a pond sitting on the lining because there is a lot of force there already"
"Duke will continue to shutter more coal-burning plants"
"here you see these companies paying the governors for access"
"Obama has declined to pursue criminal charges against...Bush’s administration"
"Frank Holleman...says Duke is leaving in place unsafe dams"
"We've got to clean those ponds up...remove that threat to our drinking water"
"Duke…was keeping the extra fees. But that has changed…Facing a growing protest"
"How many cops does it take to arrest a bear?"
"the largest climate change march in history"
"More than 400,000 people turned out"
"nearly all information collected by Google is available to the NSA"
"Boehner was clearly saying what he and everyone around him really thinks"
"governor’s primary concern appears to be a desire to control the coal ash commission"
"they received no notice that their trees were included in the clearing plans"
"hardly inspired confidence anywhere beyond the executive suites of Duke Energy"
"we know our customers would like more renewables"
"Duke Energy’s Sherwood H. Smith Jr. energy complex...center of a civil complaint"
"turns his ID badge over when Ashby attempts to read it"
"born with serious birth defects and her neighbors have suffered from brain tumors"
"risk of polluting drinking water...continues as long as the 33 ponds...remain as they are"
"I don’t have to look far to see the other energy path in North Carolina, and it isn’t pretty"
"I had the rare opportunity to hang out for three days with Edward J. Snowden"
"legislation requires it to find a safer way to store the coal ash"
"Crystal River was bedeviled with concrete failures even before it started up in 1977"
"He was found holding a pair of pliers and wires"
"wrongly charged a local company nearly $10,000"
"has the potential to become the Keystone of the East"
"The issue you worry about is breaches...These things blow up"
"fracking process could be affecting the integrity of the gas wells"
"technologies they once dismissed as irrelevant begin to threaten their...business plans"
"admitting that he knew his patients often didn't need chemotherapy"
"McCrory declined to accept expansion last year"
"big banks are getting bigger"
"post-Fukushima modifications to the 11 reactors, including $71 million for Brunswick"
"There are delays and complications and some could affect safety"
"he won his second court-martial...You just don’t win courts-martial"
"we refuse to take part in actions against Palestinians"
"Duke...participation in high-deductible...from 30 percent...to just over 60 percent"
"he's alarmed at the creation of a coal-ash cleanup commission that doesn't report to him
"Their excavation could only account for 5 percent of the coal ash in the river"
"Duke Energy wouldn't discuss Total Protection's contract"
"Duke Energy would be the largest single customer"
"Suppose we stopped bribing companies to do what already benefits them"
"George W. Bush classified 28 pages of the official report related to Saudi connections"
"force Duke Energy to clean up and move away from our water supplies"
"Why is this such a mystery? Why cant Duke share this information?"
"two-thirds of Japan's 48 idled nuclear units may never return to operation"
"skilled workers are leaving. It's becoming a place for amateurs only"
"avoid an independent barrier between his administration and former employer"
"Duke has crafted a lucrative profit center by penalizing its customers"
"Duke reversed course on the indefensible charges...only after public outrage"
"Some customers would receive as little as 2 cents"
"The case is one of many surrounding the Edwardsport plant"
"we will enforce the law if DENR will not"
"Duke Energy didn’t contest the July 14 findings by OSHA and paid its $10,000 penalty"
"There’s really no controversy that particulate matter is bad for your health"
"Our main case is that Duke Energy is rigging rates against small customers"
"classified as independent contractors but should have been employees"
"could delay or derail Duke Energy Corp.’s plan to share reserve capacity"
"It is, however, something that the American public has a right to know about"
"Boy, did it backfire on them"
"It wasn’t a pretty sight from the start"
"an active geologic fault exists under the Unit 2 reactor"
"pose a 'high hazard' of killing downstream residents if they were to breach and spill"
"The utility giant admitted it overcharged customers in August"
"The inspections will be made more frequently"
"because of the suit...proved...company was lying...violated state wage and hour law"
"public is so suspicious of politicians, cutting a politician slack is nothing they can rely on"
"BP has already pleaded guilty to manslaughter and other charges"
"DENR says the dams are a 'high hazard,' the most serious of the three classifications"
"earthen dam retaining coal ash is rated in 'poor' condition by state regulators"
"Long-term overexposure may reduce pulmonary function"
"DENR has allowed Duke Energy to flout some aspects of the law"
"additional inspection and follow-up of corrective actions....Oconee 1 (S.C.)..."
"His agency has uncovered nearly $1 billion in illegally unpaid wages"
"administration of Gov. Pat McCrory...intended to shield Duke"
"Other once-resistant states...are working with the Obama administration"
"Environmental advocates filed more lawsuits Wednesday against Duke Energy"
"first time that workers still employed at the plant have launched legal action"
"Who wins? We citizens, or the former employer of Gov. Pat McCrory?"
"they’re unfair to people with modest incomes"
"failed to prove their plan...is just and reasonable"
"even a monopoly with political clout cannot ignore...its customers crying foul"
"Coal ash does not belong in a municipal solid waste landfill"
"At least two NRC Resident Inspectors are assigned to each...nuclear plant"
"utilities by and large would rather build a plant and put that into rates"
"With the death of pensions and the increase of short-term, temporary jobs"
"People see this luxurious life but at the same time we were living in hell"
"saw federal marshals and the Army kill 30 striking Pullman railroad strikers"
"This is not the first time that debris...dropped...into the Unit 3 spent fuel pool"
"I want to remind you that Russia is one of the leading nuclear powers"
"paid the $800...Duke then turned off her electricity yesterday anyways"
"was the site of a recent oil spill into the Ohio River"
"the utility will have some explaining to do to the state Public Service Commission"
"prosecutions are the only way to get large corporations to clean up their act"
"The increases in foreign workers demanded by corporate lobbyists"
"ordering the utility to pay ¥49 million in damages in a landmark ruling"
"long-ignored problem that took 60 years to create"
"The decision clears the way for environmentalists to sue in federal court"
"Power utilities are cutting their exposure to coal-fired plants"
"secret government report pointing to major earthquake vulnerabilities"
"It's so much different than the response I got last week"
"Duke Energy...has a lobbyist Kathy G. Hawkins focused solely only its interests"
"Duke is 100 percent responding to the bad attention"
"The PSC has asked Duke to appear before the commission"
"They pretty much got me off the phone as fast as possible saying you're not covered"
"We reject the notion that so-called trade secrets are more important than...health"
"In 2008, geologists discovered a new 6.5-magnitude-capable fault"
"first time that the state has issued a violation notice to Duke over groundwater"
"Thallium was used for decades as the active ingredient in rat poison"
"actual spill was closer to 9,000 gallons"
"A power company that writes six-figure checks to the governor's re-election gets attention"
"The PSC is calling the situation urgent"
"tests repeatedly showed results that left him wanting to pull out his hair"
"This legislation is just kicking the can down the road"
"We think that they took the top out of his sewer line"
"This is not the Kingdom of the Tree Huggers. Not even close"
"Dameron was one of about 267,000 Duke customers facing unusually high bills"
"Daniels...pay boosted by an almost $8.7 million pension payout"
"donations...not disclosed and can accept corporate donations without limits"
"Of course, this new law is judge shopping to the extreme"
"Duke's got to take care of their responsibility, and they did some shoddy work"
"Good did not seek to minimize the spill"
"the damage is largely irreparable once it occurs"
"it’s biased toward corporate interests...bought and paid for by Duke Energy"
"demanded to appoint all nine members of the Coal Ash Management Commission"
"This is one more change for Duke Energy to gouge the consumer!"
"tweak that Duke has designed has the potential of taking millions of dollars"
"Duke could collect hundreds of thousands of dollars — for nothing"
"accused the utility of cashing in on 267,000 customers"
"We will look into whether or not a class-action suit can be filed against Duke"
"Lawmakers have sold their constituents out in the name of campaign donations"
"What a bunch of greedy, profit-starved jerks"
"They feel the bill protects the company, not the general public"
"Hagan said the consumer should not have to cover the cost"
"If you think fracking and coal ash are controversial, just wait"
"would allow Duke Energy to leave its coal ash in place, threatening...communities"
"ash ponds at the plant could be considered in 'poor' condition"
"could make the policy determination that this cost is not going to be born by the ratepayers"
"Duke will recover the costs regardless of how the company disguises the matter"
"let them clean up their coal ash messes to demonstrate they don’t want to kill us off"
"allowed to release thousands of pounds of oil and grease directly into the river every day"
"He has served as the resident inspector at Duke Energy’s Catawba Nuclear Station"
"Coast Guard’s estimate was around 8000 gallons"
"McCrory...leaders...handed Allen a seat that...should have gone to a qualified person"
"There is no debate that there has been a failure on the coal-ash front"
"Even today, McCrory is not being transparentl"
"His ultimate response to that crisis will carry much more weight with the public"
"McCrory took a more concerted effort to promote his agenda"
"they only said they decided to reconsider the matter and waive the fee"
"A Wilmington veteran feels cheated by his power company"
"North Carolina needs to be especially careful"
"military power is socially and economically futile"
"To separate the Governor from Duke Energy is very difficult"
"paying billions to the nation's largest power company and getting nothing in return"
"charge of abuse of official capacity carries a prison sentence of five to 99 years"
"Count I - Abuse of Official Capacity, a first-degree felony"
"congestion contracts are one way to manipulate electricity prices"
"appears to be an open-and-shut case of intentionally lying on tax returns"
"This is the second correction the governor has made for his 2014 filing"
"Since the spill, McCrory sought to distance himself from Duke Energy"
"Outside Duke Energy's...headquarters...demonstrators staged a peaceful protest"
"It's a problem as long as voters think there's a problem with coal ash ponds"
"failure to identify and correct a crack in a weld on a key safety system"
"ordered Duke to submit by Oct. 14 surveys of private drinking water wells"
"it took 50 welders more than a month to put the system together"
"piles of campaign cash, armies of lobbyists and lawyers, and guaranteed profit margins"
"South Korean authorities plan to return contaminated steel scrap"
"Duke Energy's failed nuclear ambitions became political fodder"
"that’s what resonates with people – their power bills"
"No CEO would welcome dealing with the coal ash issue"
"The cleanup still continues today as Duke Energy drags its feet"
"rejected as insufficient a proposed $324 million settlement in a class-action antitrust case"
"We know coal ash is poisoning our water...it’s poisoning our air as well"
"How long before someone calls their bluff?"
"He drives the budgetary policy goals of this administration. The governor yields to Art"
"Lupo ordered two employees to dump the waste and lie about it"
"This is bad for law enforcement, public safety and the fight against public corruption"
"In Duke Energy, we trust—especially for campaign contributions"
"stalemate...shows deep division among Republican leaders"
"Both proposals are too weak...and let Duke off the hook for the ongoing damage"
"will make decommissioning efforts much more difficult and costly"
"Thom Tillis...supporter of business efforts to cut back on environmental regulations"
"The Senate passed a weak bill, the House passed a worse bill"
"A failure of leadership took the country to the dark side"
"collected from customers for nuclear equipment that was never purchased"
"disintegrating as it fell, dispersing plutonium worldwide"
"We know the coal ash has changed the chemistry of the river"
"But it’s not for the Senate to tell the House what its position is"
"The people of North Carolina deserve better than political stunts"
"Republicans...promised to do away with environmental regulations"
"Anything that is man-made is going to break. It’s going to fail eventually"
"organizations have lobbied for a cleanup solution and have filed legal actions"
"The Obama administration censored significant portions of the findings"
"We crossed a line...We did some things that were wrong"
"Three in four Americans...judge the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan as failures"
"little more than a political stunt orchestrated to give the appearance of action"
"further evidence of the state’s refusal to deal with ash"
"Those weren't cleanup bills, those were anti-cleanup bills"
"last-minute maneuver to try to kill the coal ash bill"
"we cut the DENR budget down to two guys with a bucket and mop"
"Oversight of injection wells is currently delegated by the EPA to...state agencies"
"State regulators say all Duke's dumps are contaminating groundwater"
"would actually leave North Carolina even more vulnerable to future spills"
"would be the second time...to change the law to potentially benefit Duke"
"Duke Energy is storing about 106 million tons...in open-air pits"
"House and Senate negotiators are pointing fingers at each other"
"They are doing everything they can to undue the ruling"
"It’s bad enough we shut the government down last year"
"C.I.A. officials consistently misled the White House and Congress"
"heads should roll, and people should go to jail"
"at least 400 tons of groundwater flow into reactor buildings each day"
"They have not accounted for 94 percent of the coal-ash waste spilled"
"court stayed a regulatory order allowing the company to pass the cleanup costs"
"What would you do if you discovered your drinking water had arsenic in it?"
"Employers like McDonald’s seek to avoid recognizing the rights of their employees"
"WikiLeaks release: July 29, 2014"
"don't think the state legislature has done enough to address Duke Energy's...spill"
"82 percent...concerned...bill does not require Duke to pay for cleaning up those sites"
"over a period of four hours"
"weaken our state’s existing groundwater protection laws in favor of Duke Energy"
"People also can comment on the proposal online or by email, fax or letter"
"Duke ranks that high only because it is the nation’s largest utility"
"The Public Staff...has recommended no change"
"If you think fracking and coal ash are controversial, just wait"
"has required among the highest levels of scrutiny in the industry"
"Few power companies are building brand-new nuclear plants"
"Google has long-promoted increased use of renewable energy"
"The bill gives Duke Energy amnesty for its leaking coal ash dams"
"still warns against eating fish caught downriver from the spill"
"Duke Energy has dropped the ball, environmentalists say"
"Coal ash contains the deadliest heavy metals on the planet earth"
"The NRC staff has identified six policy and technical issues to be addressed"
"legislation runs counter to the promise lawmakers made to protect the environment"
"You should report your injury as soon as it occurs"
"Duke Energy ratepayers could end up paying for cleaning up the...coal ash dumps"
"I was resigned to being killed"
"TEPCO officials stressed that the precise amount...is still unknown"
"They do not contest that there is coal ash where its critics say"
"The $10 billion is what Duke Energy is saving by Speaker Tillis’ bill"
"This arrogant announcement from Duke Energy is the ultimate insult to the people"
"the richest 85 people in the world own half of all wealth"
"an uncanny ability to...make things come out favorably for the company"
"It's like they didn't even do anything"
"those with power fight to make sure that every rule tilts in their favor"
"If this is what they call “success,” one would hate to see them fail"
"Federal and state agencies say their work isn’t done"
"Your administration...is trying to destroy what little is left of retirement income security"
"National Day of Protesting Against Immigration Reform, Amnesty & Border Surge"
"This stuff is not just going to go to the bottom and stay there"
"Duke has failed to clean up the coal ash from the old Dan River Steam Station"
"I think it's irresponsible to say that the river is anywhere close to back to normal or clean"
"A legislator who votes against his own drinking water"
"We want Duke Energy to find more coal ash deposits in the Dan River and clean them up"
"Duke...can only recover as little as 8 percent of the leaked coal ash before giving up"
"They said it was safe to drink but she didn't trust it anyway"
"Citizens now have until August 4th to submit their comments on exposure limits, dose"
"We’re the one’s protecting the public interest and clean water not DENR"
"Giant corporations...fight every day in Congress to protect their own privileges"
"This non-traditional approach...is somewhat similar to other efforts across the South"
"every day we are winning victories across the country -- even here in the deep South"
"residents...travel more than an hour to receive emergency care"
"linked to water contamination and air pollution problems in other states"
"Duke Energy Progress...did even worse in the survey"
"Duke's purchase of Progress Energy may also be a factor"
"The meeting is open to the public and NRC officials will be available to answer questions"
"North Carolina is the only Southeastern state that hasn't adopted...recommended limits"
"proposed paying for it with cuts to Medicaid"
"got a rock-star reception during a standing-room-only campaign rally"
"One payment didn't post until 17 days after it was mailed"
"The EPA did its job when it directed its staff to finally follow the law and science"
"where hydraulic fracturing is taking place...a surge in earthquake activity"
"officials suggested that the radioactive materials were transported by winds"
"What we’re seeing in America today is our country is falling apart"
"The public staff is assigned to protect the interests of N.C. utility customers"
"stricter standard would strip the benefit from all but the tiniest...operations"
"The new gas powered plant would likely cost about the same -- $1.5 billion"
"passed the Republican-controlled House Ways and Means Committee"
"the Border Patrol's hands are tied"
"Duke is trying to stop paying a fair price to solar-generating customers"
"strong 6.8-magnitude earthquake struck off the Pacific coast"
"increase in people living in poverty areas was greatest in North Carolina...17.9 percent"
"warning that the water could very easily escape into the nearby Pacific Ocean"
"Criminal charges against scientists who commit fraud are even more uncommon"
"9/11 Family Members, First Responders, Survivors and concerned citizens"
"Coal ash impoundments are the number one source of toxic water pollution"
"A spill on the Catawba could potentially spoil the water supply"
"monster voter suppression bill"
"don't...use less energy any more than McDonald's wants to sell less hamburgers"
"cost of non-nuclear...trending down...aging nuclear power reactors is trending up"
"no drivers licenses, no insurance and no legitimate driver's education"
"we should all work fewer hours"
"I wouldn't believe a thing Duke said"
"gov’t document lists ‘Fukushima release along west coast of US’ as possible factor"
"this is part of a bigger trend — a movement to suppress people’s right to vote"
"rife with weakened timelines and eases cleanup requirements in favor of Duke Energy"
"Engineers have discovered that 1,300 liters of water leaked from a cooling system"
"lawmakers have no intention of requiring Duke Energy to remove all the ash"
"Earthen dams with massive amounts of hydraulic pressure behind them inevitably leak"
"instead of a refund, customers could be forced to open up their wallets, again"
"The deposit was about 350 yards long by 20 yards wide, and about a foot deep"
"Why can’t we just transport them on a bus to Tijuana?"
"state has repeatedly shielded Duke from any enforcement of...water regulations"
"We are not being fair to the citizen who are in these areas"
"South has the highest portion of uninsured residents among U.S. regions"
"Lawsuits will be filed in federal court in 60 days"
"claiming they manipulated natural-gas prices during California’s energy crisis"
"notice of intent to sue Duke for violations at...Cape Fear, Lee and Buck plants"
"North Carolina is an environmental nightmare"
"It remains solicitous of corporate rights and of efforts to curb union power"
"He’s always busy predicting another 9/11...ignored warnings about the first one"
"shows an utter disregard for the health and well being of North Carolinians"
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"it is the polluters who need to pay for it, not us"
"Duke Energy...continuing to contaminate with its irresponsible way of storing toxic ash"
"Duke will convert its own failure into a lucrative profit center"
"One cannot expect the 14th Amendment to protect them from dereliction of duty"
"Rep. Ken Goodman doesn’t want Duke Energy customers to get stuck with the tab"
"The dispute centers on Duke's canceled project to build two nuclear power plants"
"Duke's formidable lobbying presence is tilting with North Carolina to the right"
"should not allow Duke’s ample lobbying team to dissuade them from doing the right thing"
"tougher penalties for smugglers who bring children...across the border illegally"
"Revolutions, like bankruptcies, come gradually, and then suddenly"
"blackjack, craps and roulette...for giving the state a 4 percent or greater cut"
"20,279,640 GWh. The sun creates more energy than that in one hour"
Sen. Bernie Sanders on cost of war in Iraq and America's crumbling infrastructure
"the military...cannot address...the broken global economy"
"three judges pending criminal charges...judge disbarred...another...awaiting removal"
"condition...appears serious. Your dam is categorized as a high hazard dam"
"Senate Democrats voted for the bill but said it didn’t go far enough"
"The state issued 14 citations earlier this month and another nine yesterday"
"roots growing throughout joints...joints displaced. Several blockages prevent flow"
"North Carolina at almost 8.9 million pounds"
"Dr Major believes that solar energy could eventually meet the world's energy needs"
"We pay our power bill each month. We are paying to kill ourselves"
"Now would be a good time for the state's leaders to get their stories straight"
"Every Duke Energy coal ash site in N.C. has violations of...clean water laws"
"thousands of groundwater samples near coal ash dumps...exceeding federal thresholds"
"This has been around since the 1930s"
"charging more to households and less to businesses"
"That’s not just a win for the EPA. It’s a win for the environment and public health"
"We need to clean up the legacy of dangerous, dirty, leaking coal ash lagoons"
"We have a group of legislators and governor who are bent on tearing things down"
"Total project costs could jump $2 million every day there is a delay"
"effectively endorsed...efforts to regulate greenhouse gas emissions from...power plants"
"developed white dots on their skin since reactors went into meltdown"
"this woman has the fire in her belly to really get things done"
"I would tell them why it's good for the community and why they should drop the law"
"how many Duke Buck Steam employees who lived in this area who had leukemia"
"That stuff is all a time bomb waiting to occur everywhere"
"Attorney General Roy Cooper said the $50 billion company should pay for the cleanup"
"This research tends to show that environmental policies work"
"There’s no escaping the conclusion that the stock market is not a level playing field"
"the readings...leave little doubt that coal ash pollution had spread"
"North Carolina legislature has demonstrated its coziness with Duke Energy"
"four houses in a row, we've had brain tumors here"
"There's a lot of issues with brain cancers, brain tumors, birth defects"
"these chemicals have been linked to cancer, development or reproductive disorders"
"This is the time for vigorous and positive action here in North Carolina"
"Figuring out how to break free of these rules is a practical necessity"
"91 percent of those questioned said Duke should pay the costs of closing its ponds"
"This thing must be paid by the utility...It cannot be passed on to the consumer"
"This is going to be a two month war, not an eight year war"
"Federal prosecutors subpoenaed these new documents two weeks ago"
"The controversy surrounding Duke Energy's coal ash ponds is hitting home"
"water...contained chromium at four times the state limit"
"Time is not on Duke’s side, according to conservationists"
"The videos showed cracks, drips and gushers in the pipes"
"there is no safe level of chromium-6 because it's a known carcinogen"
"nearly 800 demonstrators gathered on Halifax Mall"
"state regulations are so deficient it would simply be the tallest midget in the circus"
"For more than 80 years, North Carolina has done almost nothing to regulate coal ash"
"no limits on how much Duke may need to spend to fix its big mess. Good"
"Dozens more coal ash impoundments...are at risk of failure"
"These coal ash dumps are always at risk of catastrophic failure"
"falls far short of protecting North Carolina’s communities and clean water"
"Coal is dirty from cradle to the grave"
"literally the failure of two wires to cross, a nuclear explosion was averted"
"plant without several connections to a solid power grid is extremely dangerous"
"using their fortunes to lobby Congress against any limits on their ability to buy elections"
"The gap between what CEOs and workers earn in North Carolina widened in 2013"
"The subpoena orders the state commission to produce the documents Tuesday"
"an empty suit controlled by puppeteer Art Pope"
"gas in Lipsky's water...clearly the result of fracking"
"When a Duke program is floundering, it is time for the company to take bold action"
"The company is capable of absorbing the costs of the ash fill cleanup"
"Duke decided that fixing the plant would be too costly"
"the idea of the utility death spiral"
"agreements do not resolve an ongoing criminal investigation into the spill"
"The ruling allows environmental groups to request internal Duke Energy documents"
"I voted no, and I didn’t get a Heritage Foundation check but he did"
"Fighting for working people became the theme of her career"
"Unlike real coal ash, these cupcakes do not contain mercury, lead, arsenic"
"Duke has balked at being required to close all the sites"
"Duke Energy and Edison Electric Institute topped the list"
"You can't urinate on my leg and tell me it's raining!"
"People who rise to the top from the smaller group of women are...extraordinary ones"
"C.E.O. Pay Still Huge, as Boards Show Independence"
"This is not going to be the Armageddon that some people think"
"the change allowed Duke to avoid any costly cleanup of contaminated groundwater"
"spending public dollars on a highly profitable industry that imposes significant social costs"
"The last year has been a boom-time for ultra-low-wage work"
"alleged breaches of fiduciary duties...could cost the company billions of dollars"
"legislation allows the state to keep secret portions of the emergency action plans"
"enjoy the sweets, but no sweetheart deals for Duke Energy"
"she was arrested...when she tried to deliver coal ash cupcakes to...McCrory"
"Duke did not release estimates on the cost to ratepayers"
"brochure on how to plant trees in the future after we tear up your yard"
"They got some straight up entertainment in that courtroom"
"There are more than 1,000 documented cases of contaminated water from fracking"
"We're about to turn off your power"
"we can’t allow...McCrory...Legislature to rob our state of the protections we rely on"
"looking into related allegations which could result in more charges and additional parties"
"He now stands to be the city’s first mayor ever sent to prison"
"The White House"
"When used in combination with rooftop solar panels, a house could run off grid"
"unanimous vote of the nine-member Council"
"I’d rather be beheaded than be a criminal in the eyes of history"
"The lawsuit was filed by Janet Farnham"
"Instead of protecting...water, Pat McCrory's administration worked to block safeguards"
"Too big to fail? How about too big to risk failure?"
"Duke...has shut down half of its 14 North Carolina coal-fired power plants"
"Pat McCrory...said...he was not familiar with the new allegations against Cannon"
"Coal ash does not evaporate or magically disappear...it’s in the river damaging the river"
"just 30 percent of employees in America feel engaged at work"
"downgraded...Duke Energy...from an 'overweight' rating to an 'equal weight' rating"
"If (Duke) had not spent...years fighting every measure...I would have more sympathy"
"those liners can and do leak"
"forbid Duke Energy from passing costs of cleaning...ash...to its customers"
"answered with a gun drawn and pointed it at a deputy"
"These coal ash dumps are always at risk of castrophic failure"
"It would ban new ash from going into ponds after August 2014"
"Even if you're not in a union, the fate of unions affects us all"
"now they are playing a waiting game in hopes that we will lose heart"
"Some board members defer to a CEO's judgment on...compensation"
"LACK OF TRANSPARENCY"
"little energy being put into ensuring the rest of the workforce is engaged"
"Duke still has no plan to close ash ponds at 13 other sites throughout the state"
"nine in 10...supported allowing other companies to sell electricity from renewable sources"
"the legislation will move the state out of the dark ages"
"These guys just come in and do a hack job"
"Japanese utilities are unsure of when or if they will be able to restart their reactors"
"For years...defendants have known...coal ash containment was inadequate"
"Many employers had thought they could shift health costs to the government"
"Now I’m thinking it’s a miracle I’m still alive after dealing with the V.A."
"concerns about the recent major coal ash spill at a Duke Energy"
"When they said they had an end use, they didn't have an end use...a form of disposal"
"The fairness of stock trading has been under unprecedented scrutiny"
"Duke’s board created a 'lawless culture' "
"Governor and this General Assembly...eliminate many safeguards that protect our water"
"Everyone just kind of ran when DENR started issuing violations. Everyone’s scared of it"
"Duke had been warned for years, should have known the risks involved"
"agrees to pay the agency’s costs of responding to the spill...about $1 million so far"
"Mubarak’s conviction could create problems for other high-ranking Egyptians"
"need for nuclear energy does not have more weight than an individual’s right to safety"
"We place our citizen's welfare and health above what a company might desire to do"
"the court has just endorsed back-room dealing between corporations and regulators"
"sponsors are asking you to step on the gas when we only have three wheels on the car"
"posing a potentially 'imminent' and 'substantial' threat to public health"
"more than 500 drums in the stream of waste potentially containing the dangerous mix"
"we stopped to capture a shot of a baby bear on the highway"
"Duke Energy officials...would not say if they back the idea of a study"
"naturally, the community pressure makes a difference"
"did not renew leases because people in Lee County are pushing back against fracking"
"Duke said it would owe $288 million on $1.7 billion of income"
"It’s a repeat of the...regulation of Duke Energy coal ash"
"Twenty states now require companies to disclose the chemicals they use"
"the spill demonstrated the cozy relationship between Duke and state regulators"
"The only thing the Kemper power plant is burning now is money"
"Don’t you worry, Miss Clegg. You won’t even know we’ve been here"
"The only state utility that has refused...is Duke Energry...no plans to move...ash"
"customers have been paying for 31 years to fund...nuclear waste site that doesn't exist"
"wage theft…'far greater than…bank…gas station…convenience store robberies' "
"Officials of Tepco...said the cause of the seawater spike is unknown"
"Tax cuts shifted more of the burden from the rich to the middle class"
"Lies written in ink cannot disguise facts written in blood"
"He said the law requires Duke to take immediate steps to stop the leaks"
"the court stayed a regulatory order allowing the company to pass the clean-up costs"
"it can be done with readily available technologies and on an expedited timeline"
"I am against shifting risks onto the state and taxpayers"
"Perkins wishes Duke would spend less on its image and more on cleaning up its coal ash"
"But the governor has a credibility problem"
"should be enforcing the law, not trying to weaken it to bail out Duke Energy"
"Most of the 1,400 coal ash storage sites across the U.S. lack adequate safeguards"
"Duke must 'eliminate the source of contamination.' "
"The proposed rules will be open for public comment through July 15"
"asks citizens...to trust DENR and Duke Energy to take care of the coal ash problem"
"I asked McEvoy if he trusted Duke Energy to notify him if there are problems"
"It is against the law for employers to discipline employees for reporting injuries"
"Employees have a right to file a complaint with OSHA without fear of...retaliation"
"The family's cat, named Tara, rushed the attacking dog"
"Coal ash ponds 'are disasters waiting to happen...' "
"Vermont banned fracking...New York and North Carolina have temporary bans"
"much of that lost material might be gone for good"
"he has concerns about using coal ash from Duke Energy as the foundation"
"harmful to humans and can cause cancer, while it has a half-life of around 30 years"
"The use of Agent Orange during the Vietnam War"
"How can we be sure this is not going to happen again?"
"water would actually turn brownish and at the last – it started turning black"
"the bottom line is that all landfills leak"
"the foundation spent $800,000 on TV ads to boost his image"
"His exposure exceeded official limits, which forced him to stop working at the site"
"the mere perception that something is rotten in North Carolina could carry costs"
"The company's regulated utility operations...performed better than expected"
"they spent very little money so far and they have not done a lot to clean up"
"these 25 men (yes, they’re all men) made a combined $21 billion in 2013"
"In the end, health care and clean energy will march on"
"Duke Energy has been feeling the heat since a coal ash spill"
"the full environmental impact of the spill may not be fully known for years"
"John Elliott refused to comment, despite being asked multiple times"
"What we were told by Duke Power was they won’t touch any of your shrubbery"
"many dams have high environmental costs that outweigh their value"
"The judge has now allowed 10 other groups to intervene"
"Hoosiers face very troubling risks from poorly-regulated coal ash"
"for improvements to the Crystal River nuclear plant"
"We know how to reduce that risk, and yet we're not doing it"
"but the event wasn't shared with the public"
"since Gov. Pat McCrory...took office in 2013, funding for the agency has been cut"
"The suit named Johnson, 10 of Duke’s directors and former Duke CEO Jim Rogers"
"These coal ash dumps are always at risk of catastrophic failure"
"The North Carolina pension fund...has not made a decision on how to vote"
"Coal ash is like the who's who of the periodic table"
"One...by...McCrory, has been heavily criticized by members of both parties"
"would have been better...to have sold his stock in Duke Energy before taking office"
"Bailey-Lash, who doesn't smoke or drink, was diagnosed with Stage 3 brain cancer"
"Duke can no longer get away with polluting our communities in secret"
"close the plant, remove coal ash...invest in clean energy"
"Duke doesn’t need to 'manage' its ponds; it needs to get rid of them ASAP"
"former Duke employee Gov. Pat McCrory quietly dumped his stock in Duke Energy"
"This is a fight for the future and soul of our state"
"no region of the nation has less economic mobility than the U.S. South"
"perhaps the most despicable political advertisement ever aired in the state"
"Will Duke shareholder meetings become like Black Friday sales?"
"Duke Energy made major errors in not dealing with the coal ash issue years ago"
"This is a passionate crowd. They’re always passionate"
"Duke Energy has willfully turned a blind eye to the hazards of things like the coal ash"
"the facts need to be brought out in the open"
"We urge the Duke Energy...to commission an independent firm to investigate"
"it will vote against the reelection of director Carlos Saladrigas"
"Duke's integrated resource plan will kill us all"
"a terrible year for waterways and for communities that live on those waterways"
"women are more often promoted into leadership roles in times of crisis"
"East Coast states have...been subject to tougher air pollution requirements"
"accused of failing to disclose secret meetings with Duke Energy executives"
"Gilstrap, too, expressed a lack of confidence in Duke Energy’s promises"
"Duke is inflating the costs of the ultimate cleanup to make it an unattractive alternative"
"When faced with declining profitability, plant owners may choose to retire their units"
"The stage has been set for what one lobbyist called 'trench warfare' "
"It took only a little more than 2 inches of rain to drive open a breach 60 feet wide"
"Duke funds both parties...no matter who's in charge, they'll both look the other way"
"They 'shared' in the profits, now they need to 'share' in the cleanup"
"customers have been paying for...closing of those ash ponds since the thing started"
"agonizing deaths over the ensuing weeks from exposure to high levels of radiation"
"ironically titled 'Burn, Baby, Burn' "
"incorrectly accounted for a type of debt inherited in its 2009 Merrill Lynch acquisition"
"The government and the media say the radiation has been cleaned up, but it’s all lies"
"the bill wouldn't allow wet coal ash to be kept on site or be used for fill somewhere else"
"This campaign is really about the profits of Koch Carbon and the utilities"
"regulators hear over and over from the industry and their lawyers and lobbyists"
"groups immediately criticized McCrory’s plan as too lenient on...Duke Energy"
"McCrory...faced criticism from...his own party...for going easy on Duke Energy"
"we implore you to decommission the Asheville coal plant"
"by far the biggest environmental disaster of McCrory’s administration"
"the containment vessels may be more damaged than initially estimated"
"the public is expecting a quicker resolution, a quicker closure strategy"
"McCrory urged the huge electric company to 'come out of the shadows' "
"there is no such thing as accelerating some traffic without degrading other traffic"
"Poor management, an eroding safety culture, ineffective maintenance"
"the accident was caused by the 'arrogance of science and technology' "
"97 percent...of highly unstable nuclear material is still inside the crumbling...complex"
"We've known that for a long time now"
"Duke’s...PR ploy is to pump the numbers up so high it will avoid cleaning up the problem"
"All of the company’s waste ponds...are in violation of state or federal clean-water laws"
"lined landfills can leak. Lined landfills have a life span"
"would take decades and cost up to $10 billion"
"a protection racket for the 1%"
"fracking...sickened them and their pets and livestock"
"The utility does not have any clues as to why the radiation levels are varying so much"
"they were shipped back"
"we're going to make sure Duke executives are hearing the voices of their customers"
"They made the mistake, but I got to pay for it"
"To fight white-collar wage theft requires a re-energized Justice Department"
"While the wealthiest Americans are outpacing many of their global peers"
"Tanks were built hastily...which lead to a variety of leaks"
"he'll propose legislation tougher than what McCrory outlined"
"The governor says this will close loopholes, but I think it's the Loophole Law"
"It’s sort of a silent, lurking issue that’s not getting any attention"
"Duke Energy...made clear the state's net metering law is in their sights"
"we were...in a rush and may have not paid enough attention to quality"
"The announcement was a stunning reversal for the company"
"It took months and months and court rulings to get information out"
"Even when given a second chance to get it right, the commission didn’t"
"McCrory’s proposal bends over backwards to accommodate Duke’s discretion"
"Duke Energy...must abide by federal limits on mercury"
"can make power a fifth cheaper than nuclear"
"ammunition against legislative opposition to subsidizing solar, wind"
"foreclosure program was intended to...protect against a crash landing by the banks"
"McCrory is also leading the push for fracking...in North Carolina"
"incredible recent decline in the cost of renewable energy, solar power in particular"
"Pat McCrory...would not make Duke remove all its ash ponds"
"More concerns are spreading over coal ash issues in the Cape Fear region"
"How was it...that Duke was using Crystal River both as a sword...and as a shield...?"
"they want to take back what I’ve already earned...make it appear like it’s my fault"
"The Joy of Retirement"
"trying to protect the company from all accountability, even when it lies"
"The order was signed Wednesday by Wake Superior Court Judge Paul Ridgeway"
"McCrory would not discuss specifics of his plan"
"questioned CEO Brian Moynihan about Bank of America's loans to coal companies"
"shareholders should vote against the re-election of four directors responsible for risk"
"boards began setting performance measures that were easy to clear"
"field organizer for...Congressman Patrick McHenry was indicted in 2004 for voting fraud"
"decontaminating the plant will be a decades-long venture costing the country billions"
"committee members – Alex Bernhardt, James Hyler, James Rhodes and Carlos Saladrigas"
"Bromide from the Belews Creek power plant was a primary cause of trihalomethane"
"Hager opposes the requirement that utilities purchase power from renewable sources"
"it gives power companies an unfair advantage over solar companies"
"shift from traditional pensions threatens the retirement security of millions of Americans"
"That's right. Somebody called the cops on Jesus"
"It’s the whole financial industry...that’s undermining our economy and our society"
"As you have said publicly, the report must be declassified"
"Productivity can’t come from the person at the top of the pyramid alone"
"gains so far have mostly benefited those at the top of the income and wealth ladder"
"The Catawba Riverkeeper Foundation sued Duke last June over contamination"
"Duke Energy's public relations team is working overtime"
"material is expected to disrupt the ecosystem by choking living organisms"
"the source: a Duke Energy coal-fired power plant"
"ash ponds have been allowed to leak into public waterways for decades"
"If not for the utility tax, the advance fee, they wouldn't be able to do this"
"Cannon and McCrory had been working on a compromise"
"evokes a 2008 event in which an Iraqi journalist threw shoes at...George W. Bush"
"has since led to dozens of cancer cases"
"Pat McCrory worked for Duke Energy for 29 years before taking office"
"9-month-old boy who faces charges of attempted murder"
"In response to public outcry"
"but do not know the levels of contamination that the water will have"
"McAllister made a pledge to those who supported him: 'I won’t let them down.' "
"Just a week after the state publicly abandoned its sweetheart deal with Duke"
"Was Duke in collusion with the agency that was supposed to be monitoring it?"
"N.R.C. should be demanding implementation of seismic safety upgrades"
"At a year old, he bypassed a cellphone toddler lock"
"Duke does not know the risks of those pipes under the Lee abandoned ash basin"
"city will also annex an ash pond at the center of recent controversy"
"And it ordered that the costs be subject to refund"
"while it was charging but not building, a utility could be making a nice profit"
"The Duke Energy coal ash saga reminds us of the old poem"
"Shame on Duke and people trying to cover its ashes"
"the state and Duke have a long way to go to regain public confidence"
"I cannot support issuing this license as if Fukushima had never happened"
"It doesn't take as high a concentration as other things to make you sick"
"Duke has tried to keep the records secret"
"Thousands of...documents released...Duke...tried to keep information...secret"
"And it has no one to blame for its sullied reputation and lack of public trust but itself"
"“Every day that goes by without full disclosure we're at greater risk"
"thallium was once used in rat poison and insecticides before being banned"
"Duke simply did not tell the Public Service Commission the full story"
"Duke Energy’s motion is another play out of the playbook...obstruct"
"Duke officials said that some clean-up efforts could take 30 years"
"Duke is the only major utility in South Carolina not to agree to clean...waste ponds"
"proposed...bill that would force Duke to close and move all of its 33 coal ash ponds"
"These events...have shaken investors’ confidence in Duke and its board"
"But instead of cleaning up, what they've done is lawyer up"
"Now they claim to love it, as long as they're the only ones who can sell it"
"Frank Holleman...says the river is still seriously polluted with coal ash and heavy metals"
"She sidestepped...differences between those statements and Duke’s legal positions"
"Duke, DENR kept potential impacts of coal ash dam breaches secret"
"scuttled that settlement after it was criticized by environmental groups"
"taking a budget vacation is subsidizing the C.E.O.’s flying on a corporate jet"
"Wages are stalled and benefits are on the chopping block"
"continued the harsh treatment even after it appeared that Baluchi was cooperating"
"there is great risk in the seasonal flu shot"
"McCrory was elected governor. Duke was riding high. Then a pipe broke in Eden"
"wants a judge to prevent citizens groups from participating"
"Duke has been cited for eight violations"
"the way we store burned coal waste in the Southeast is far from safe"
"the latest in a slew of polls that have found negative attitudes toward Duke Energy"
" 'this is all gamesmanship'...Duke Energy’s aggressive stance in resisting proposed regulations"
"$500 million that Westinghouse claims Duke owes in contract termination costs"
"Duke Energy spent about $2 million since 2007 and employed 16 to 20 lobbyists"
"what the utilities do when they are trying to hide something...create complicated bills"
"fatality was the fifth death among the workers involved in the cleanup operation"
"stock exchanges, the big Wall Street banks and high-frequency traders"
"known by the company you keep, McCrory is sending quite a message"
"a 40-foot crack developed"
"allow lobbyists to change the laws of North Carolina at the behest of Duke Energy"
"Duke's lab also reported 216 parts of aluminum and the state found 1,400"
"the state and Duke have a long way to go to regain public confidence"
"McCrory...made a great show of turning down EPA grant money"
"Frank Holleman...said Duke's motion is a stalling tactic"
"If convicted on all charges, he faces up to 50 years in prison and a $1.5 million fine"
"Michael Davis, 59, was killed while working at the Duke Energy substation"
"a political nonprofit launched...to support the agenda of Republican Gov. Pat McCrory"
"serious lapses in oversight as well as failures in risk management by the board of directors"
"the case could produce more than $1 billion in damages against Duke"
"DENR issued notices of violation to Duke for those six plants Feb. 28"
"failed to notice the crack clearly marked with metal stakes and bright orange streamers"
"Japan is still struggling to deal with the radioactive contamination"
"He also touted his close connections to other politicians including McCrory"
"concern about an ongoing federal criminal investigation...company's inadequate response"
"an ongoing story that is quickly becoming a scandal"
"because of the reach and influence Duke enjoys that we need a real watchdog in Raleigh"
Exxon Valdez and Duke Energy
"proposals to cut food stamps"
"plans to make public Duke Energy'srecords involving the spill"
"Cannon and McCrory talked for about an hour Wednesday"
"Cannon allegedly solicited and accepted money bribes and things of value"
"FBI investigating other unspecified individuals and potentially criminal activities"
"Cannon describes his close relationship with McCrory as an asset"
"for the arrest of Patrick DeAngleo Cannon"
"I look good in an orange necktie, but not an orange suit"
"This timeline, based on a federal affidavit"
"Duke has yet to make it clear what it is going to do for the other 11 communities"
"Bank of America settled a shareholder lawsuit...in 2012 for $2.43 billion"
"We can confirm there was a fatal injury in Hamilton County"
"symptoms of flawed decision-making by Duke Energy"
"For some environmentalists, it all adds up to a smoking gun"
"only guarantee we have is they’re gonna send us a bill next week for our electricity"
"defended Duke in a lawsuit filed by the company’s retirees that was settled in 2011"
"rise of America’s 1 percent has mainly been driven by executive salaries and bonuses"
"The marine served two tours in Iraq between 2006 and 2010"
"Duke Energy made no promise...it would clean out and remove pollutant-riddled coal ash"
"State Bureau of Investigation environmental crimes unit is involved in the federal probe"
"It’s not clear whether EPA’s involvement would raise the likely penalties to Duke"
"Duke Energy took out a full-page advertisement in newspapers"
"Federal officials could not say what would happen with above-ground drums"
"United States’ first nuclear waste repository"
"found arsenic in the soil coming from coal"
"DENR will not require the toxins/carcinogens in fracking fluid to be disclosed"
"one seepage site showed arsenic levels 27 times higher than state...standards"
"If only DENR had not worked so hard to keep EPA out of the picture early on"
"Duke must comply with the law and take immediate action to clean up the sources"
"DENR said the pumping substantially exceeded limits on legal discharges"
"eighth time in less than a month...accused of violating environmental regulations"
"May have been killed or died during work"
"We never expected radioactive water to flow into the storage tanks"
"The situation is only going to get worse for nuclear power operators"
"Duke illegally pumped so much water...'impoundments no longer properly function' "
"Good’s pay last year reflects only six months as CEO"
"the sheer volume looks more like illegal bypass"
"This is the latest in a series of troubling incidents at Duke Energy facilities"
"utility didn't mention it had already been pumping for months"
"At least five other studies...mentioned the pipes as a potential problem"
"officials have ignored numerous discharges from...plant’s two ash ponds"
"Eighty-eight percent said Duke should pay to clean up the ash ponds"
"found its water treatment system was not working properly"
"McCrory...cleared out North Carolina’s Environmental Management Board"
"Duke may abandon...coal capacity beyond...retirements already announced"
"it’s hard to ignore that McCrory was a career Duke Energy employee"
"also came out to 'express support' of the criminal investigation of any improper ties"
"one of only two Republicans in the state House to vote no on the bill"
"Duke Energy is a bully"
"it's looking at whether there may have been criminal activity"
"The co-chair of the commission...is a retired Duke Energy engineer"
"I have assurances from Duke Energy that they're going to pay for everything"
"only became a priority for Duke after a high-profile, preventable disaster"
"discharge structures were designed to allow water to exit only if the level topped the pipe"
"Duke is getting ready to undergo what’s likely unprecedented scrutiny"
"Nominations must be submitted by May 12, 2014"
"It was secretive. They were trying to get away with it"
"reporting $6 million in lobbying last year alone"
"This sweeping change gutted North Carolina's groundwater law"
"This is a way of disposing of that water without the state knowing"
"1986 study…highlighted the fragility of the corrugated…pipe"
"it could be another headache for the already beleaguered Duke Energy"
"DENR is 'giving (Duke) retroactive amnesty, a get-out-of-jail card' "
"she and the company realize that wet storage of toxic coal ash waste is dangerous"
"$1.5 million related to Edwardsport...would be covered by customers"
"Several thousand employees at the plant are locked in a daily"
"Out of work? Nowhere to live? Nowhere to go? Nothing to eat?...Come to Fukushima"
"Duke deliberately released wastewater...just upriver from Raleigh"
"what DENR has become in the wake of McCrory’s budget and staffing cuts"
"Only 26 percent of voters have a favorable opinion of the company"
"Still, the e-mails suggest that Duke was getting what it wanted"
"they could change their minds once the heat dies down"
"EPA confirmed his findings of arsenic, lead, beryllium and other coal ash toxins"
"an exchange between Sen. Richard Burr (R-N.C.) and Danielle Martin"
"coordinated with Duke Energy officials before intervening in a suit by citizen groups"
"Duke Energy...lobbied against federal coal ash regulation"
"DENR is working with the lawbreaker to continue to harm the water"
"It was more of a focus on getting what (regulated entities) wanted"
"It was stunning the state judge ruled that Duke had to clear the storage ponds"
"a flawed design, compounded by flawed regulation and flawed enforcement"
"Dan River spill...put pressure on McCrory to take a tough stance against Duke"
"talking about how they could...resolve this without the participation of...citizens"
"If you watch only one thing today, watch this"
"Discovery of Fukushima radioactivity raises concerns"
"raise the specter that the White House has been...stonewalling the investigation"
"ordered by the Bush administration but halted when...Obama took office"
"The giveaways...were gained on the backs of the state's public sector unions"
"We've known this all along, but now there's actually proof"
"Duke's demands that the state not require...specific actions to clean up coal ash"
"there is a very close and cozy relationship between Duke Energy...and DENR"
"potential criminal corruption between the McCrory Administration and Duke Energy"
"Americans have spent too long working more and getting less in return"
"exceptions were originally designed to only apply to well-compensated employees"
"This has been here all these years and none of us knew"
"McCrory administration has tipped too far toward appeasing corporate interests"
"discussing 'how Duke wants to be sued' "
"Bush administration...locked in...outdated and inadequate salary threshold"
"reports recommending close monitoring of the...pipe that ruptured on Feb. 2"
"part of the broadening criminal investigation"
"pattern of delay that has resulted in serious harm to the people of North Carolina"
"The news about the state's waterways is bad and getting worse"
"radiation levels dramatically spiked an hour before the hydrogen explosion"
"would increase the number of people who qualify for overtime"
"Duke acknowledged also getting two subpoenas in February but would not discuss"
"McCrory says he's going to stay out of the debate"
" 'negative generation' fuel expenses at the Edwardsport plant"
"The ruling affirms part of...EPA air pollution rules for power plants"
"920 other documents — began vanishing from Senate computers"
"detailed the lengths to which the C.I.A. had gone to hinder the...investigation"
"Riverbend dams are among 45 nationwide that the EPA has deemed 'high-hazard' "
"The gig is up. Duke must pay to clean up the ash and its own reputation"
"Agency confirmed coal ash was leaking from the third pipe at the Eden site"
"The state utility commission is expected to make the decision"
"Duke has known about this problem for years, but officials have dragged their feet"
"coal ash is...also coating...Pat McCrory with political muck"
"contaminated groundwater collecting for decades under Duke’s ash-disposal sites"
"Rogers lamented...he hadn't done enough about encouraging renewable energy"
"Duke profited for decades by storing coal ash on the cheap...wants others to pay"
"returned almost $600,000...that would have been used to test water"
"NRC has been complicit in allowing utilities like Duke to ignore deadlines for years"
"fines of as much as $1 million a day for each infraction of new rules"
"same information...redacted in some...documents, was not redacted in others"
"He has to be good at something, or he wouldn’t be where he is"
"Kochs and their allies have pressed for high-end tax breaks that burden the middle class"
"they quickly reached their lifetime radiation dose limit"
"accused the CIA of potentially violating the US constitution and of criminal activity"
"miffed that he is receiving...scrutiny because of his three-decade tenure at Duke"
"McCrory remained on the Duke payroll during his time as mayor of Charlotte"
"Woe unto us if we don’t respond properly"
"They cut a sweetheart deal with Duke so they didn’t have to actually do anything"
"no full explanation on what went wrong at Fukushima, and how to avoid a recurrence"
"The letter limits communications to those made through Nov. 20, 2013"
"McCrory needs to come clean...Are you going to serve the public or Duke Energy?"
"reporters have scrutinized Duke's cozy relationship with North Carolina lawmakers"
"But the determination of payment will be up to the North Carolina Utilities Commission"
"DENR and Duke...taken a very stubborn and arrogant attitude toward this"
"I'd say they deserve a large punishment. That kind of negligence is inexcusable"
"Mr. Issa has proved to be his own worst enemy, stepping on his own message"
"has been hailed as one of the greatest failures of privatization in world history"
"Mr. Ryan and colleagues outright misstate what the research says"
"Republican legislative leaders say Duke's clout won't be enough this time around"
"she quit DENR last fall after 10 years because of changes pushed by McCrory"
"The state is afraid of Duke Energy"
"5 million gallon spill from the Cliffside steam station in October 2005"
"going to be more customer-friendly toward business and…relieve regulatory burdens"
"These are violations of state and federal law, and we are holding the utility responsible"
"get permits out quickly and get out of the way of business, or else"
"deflection of responsibility by Gov. Pat McCrory...'is immoral. It's unjust. It's sinful' "
"No corporation paid more to get Pat McCrory elected than Duke Energy"
"DENR also is facing a federal investigation in connection with Duke’s coal ash spill"
"Duke has these holes in the ground filled with toxic coal ash that they've left behind"
"responded to a call of an unusual substance in the water"
"eight additional corrugated metal pipes at Duke Energy coal ash ponds"
"the facility is proving that fears about its viability were valid"
"a damaged drainage overflow pipe was discovered at the site last week"
"Duke revealed last week that eight of its 33 ash ponds have corrugated metal pipes"
"Republican lawmakers cut the agency's budget...the permitting process ground to a halt"
"would have used the plutonium to produce fuel for commercial nuclear reactors"
"We say Duke has profited heavily from the merger and its customers have not"
"Gov. Pat McCrory...has been protecting Duke Energy"
"will retire effective June 1"
"McCrory...to make the case for opening up their coasts to offshore drilling"
"will pay a $27.5 million fine and spend $200 million to reduce illegal toxic discharges"
"regulators were told to play down enforcement of pollution laws"
"they believe the pole snapped below the ground"
"over-the-top fees...massive hidden fees"
"crackdown…follows…investigation of the relationship between Duke and DENR"
"repeatedly flagged the drainage pipes...as potential problems"
"They’ve been shut down internally after leadership met with lobbyists from Duke"
"It really shouldn’t be that hard to commit to simply doing the right thing"
"It is amnesty for polluters"
"Duke Energy officials aren’t talking"
"She and others said they were told to stop writing Notices of Violation to polluters"
"regulators had knowingly allowed Duke to operate without the required permit for years"
"The two ponds at Riverbend...help make Charlotte an epicenter of ash"
"advised people not to consume fish from the Dan River"
"reduced life expectancy…respiratory...heart failure…bronchitis, asthma…loss of IQ"
"protesting...high cut-off penalties and fees to pay in person"
"a group made up exclusively of DENR staff with no outside experts
"Number of tubes…that show signs of significant wear: more than 3,700"
"the first deep underground nuclear waste storage site in the United States"
"the other worker suffered severe but non-life-threatening injuries"
"Leaks have been recorded at Riverbend’s ash ponds"
"Allan Freyer...urging Congress to close corporate tax loopholes"
"Americans are standing up to the coal industry in the face of its continuous pollution"
"McCrory is joining a chorus of voices from protestors"
"Duke has 32 of these ponds"
"state’s lack of enforcement...slap-on-the-wrist settlements and modest fines"
"The dump's systems 'are in the guinea pig stage' "
"great scrutiny of the relationship between DENR and the nation’s largest utility"
"Security guards initially blocked entrances to the building"
"A federal criminal probe has been expanded"
"State officials must bring any records they have of gifts from Duke Energy"
"state regulators were playing catch-up"
"His tough words help distance the governor from his former employer"
"Bank of America has paid more than $50 billion in litigation costs since the financial crisis"
"One option the state will consider...stop all discharges from the plant"
"McCrory...help companies get speedy permits and resolve legal disputes with the state"
"The spill...could have been avoided by moving the ash years ago"
"suffered a 'severe shock' and was flown by helicopter"
"They’re essentially hazardous waste dumps"
"DENR has been trying to put in place a settlement that would protect Duke"
"an unlined waste pond can let toxins ooze into groundwater"
"They just push us to the side and do what they want do to do"
"corporations fail to live up to their tax responsibilities, they harm the communities"
"encourage Duke Energy...to provide UNC-system schools with 100 percent clean energy"
"Duke Energy’s hope to cut the rate it pays for electricity from rooftop solar"
"largest electric utility in the country, gets a fine of $99,111. That’ll teach ‘em"
"spike in the number...who disapprove of...Pat McCrory's job performance"
"deposits of up to $1,000 were tacked on to their monthly bills without explanation"
"admitted that workers...ignored alarms"
"knew...Duke Energy...polluting the Dan River...did nothing about it"
"in fact they were violating state and federal clean water laws"
"What bothers me is that we're just finding out about this now"
"Indirect contributions let donors circumvent laws limiting...money they can give"
"These advocates point to notions of fairness and admit to twinges of guilt"
"This is an extraordinary quagmire that DENR and Duke have created for themselves"
"That means harm to the natural world valued up to $700 million over the years"
"But the river remains contaminated with coal ash"
"not connected to an underground fire that broke out at the plant two weeks ago"
"The toxic water may have overflowed after a valve was left open by mistake"
"CEO Rex Tillerson's opposition to a project in his own neighborhood is interesting"
"Republicans...will have to explain to voters why they prefer tax loopholes for the rich"
"During McCrory's campaign...he singled out DENR as...unfriendly to business"
"If federal investigators...aren't already examining...Pat McCrory, they need to start"
"a uranium-related accident like this would take years to fix, if it could be fixed at all"
"may challenge the VW vote due to the 'unprecedented interference' of...lawmakers"
"if we grow this movement here, we can change the South"
"Duke Energy...said it received a second federal subpoena Wednesday"
"It has carried out this work with the financial backing of Duke"
"not willing to enforce the law vigorously against Duke Energy"
"Residents were critical of the regulators’ ability or interest in protecting the river"
"corporations...award bonuses...to executives if they take jobs within the government"
"Swope said McCrory began yelling at him"
"I'm glad the U.S. Attorney’s office is casting a wide net in this investigation"
"This accident should have never occurred"
"It ordered Duke to immediately stop releases from the pipe to the river"
"State regulators expressed concern the second pipe could fail"
"Duke spokeswoman Paige Sheehan quickly issued a statement, downplaying the risk"
"But the construction boom never happened"
"Strontium-90...has a half-life of around 29 years"
"One worker at the rig was not found and is presumed dead"
"I don't think ratepayers should pay for the costs of the cleanup"
"We know what needs to be done. Duke knows what needs to be done"
"Republicans have been softening the state’s regulatory approach to business"
"But this story also points back to failures by state leaders"
"advised people to avoid contact with the water and not eat the fish"
"state regulators say there’s still a danger for another spill"
"the plant is $3 billion over budget"
"At least 23 faults are known to exist beneath reactor buildings and other facilities"
"Federal prosecutors have...issued subpoenas for the records of Duke Energy"
"McCrory’s policies...businesses should be pretty much left to their own devices"
"Holleman said the DENR shielded Duke"
"contributions were made shortly after...groups threatened to sue Duke"
"The Dan is a drinking water source for several cities"
"The political force behind...tougher regulation of coal ash ponds is formidable"
"We still don’t have a replicable model"
"spent 30 years with Duke Energy Corp. before joining the governor’s staff last year"
"As federal prosecutors launch a criminal investigation into Duke Energy's...ash spill"
"The Dan River coal ash spill was an unwanted 'told-you-so' moment"
"water has high levels of arsenic and other heavy metals typical of coal ash"
"hearing from a multitude of residents...especially those unconvinced...water is safe"
"shot down Duke Energy’s request for a capacity charge"
"no exact reason for such a significant increase of...cesium...in the groundwater"
"McCrory is accused of working with Duke to quash those suits"
"The state has given Duke 10 days to come up with a plan to fix the leaks"
"AOL would reverse the change in its 401(k) policy"
"In three places the flow was under pressure, forming...'water jets' "
"Two politicians might be especially nervous. One is the current governor, Pat McCrory"
"McCrory ducked questions about his relationship with Duke"
"Subpoena looks for dirty deal in toxic spill"
"redefining the customer as...the industries seeking permits"
"state stated under oath in August that Duke was violating the Clean Water laws"
"Of the 5,000 public comments…number that supported DENR's plan: 1"
"governor's refusal…to extend Medicaid…cutting…unemployment benefits"
"Visibly irritated...McCrory shouted him down"
"Political corruption needs to be a part of the investigation"
"could expose its target...to fines...and potentially send somebody to prison"
"Mexican businessman funnelled more than $500,000 into U.S. political races"
"Our legislators are owned by Duke Energy"
"former Duke employee Pat McCrory has shielded the company from a series of potential lawsuits"
"They are the law enforcement agency, yet they work out a deal with the lawbreaker"
"more of a deterrent effect than putting people on a bus and sending them back to Mexico"
"tax breaks and corporate welfare structures turn the ultra-rich into lazy moochers"
"Capital is only the fruit of labor, and could never have existed if labor had not first existed"
"dissuaded from levying sanctions against companies like Duke since McCrory took office"
"Gov. Pat McCrory...worked for Duke Energy...continues to hold...stock in the company"
"It’s a promising sign that a settlement slanted so heavily toward Duke is on hold"
"Duke has a record of aggressively lobbying against Environmental Protection Agency rules"
"North Carolina government...is beholden to Duke Energy"
"The governor worked at Duke Energy for 28 years"
"The state agency has blocked the citizen lawsuits by intervening at the last minute"
"They are scrambling to figure out what to do without losing face"
"Nobody liked the settlement, except for DENR and Duke"
"to protest the policies pushed by Gov. Pat McCrory"
"watch out for Duke Energy officials who may try to downplay the disaster"
"Rev. William Barber II made the promise before a crowd of between 80 and 100,000"
"company could be forced to close nuclear units that are not profitable"
"rule No. 1...Don’t give lessons with live explosives"
"Yes, we knew Christie was a bully"
"This morning they folded, and they're now they're calling Christie a liar"
"CEO Lynn Good phoned Danville Mayor Sherman Saunders...to apologize"
"regulators may not be satisfied with the way Duke’s merger with Progress has played out"
"company plans to change the way ash is stored at its retired plants"
"I think it would be Exhibit One and the chief witness for the prosecution"
"real goal has been to shield the governor's former employer"
"efforts to shore up public confidence after the spill may have taken a hit"
"This spill illustrates why no coal ash ponds should be allowed to remain unlined"
"Duke's executives...are generous political donors (and Gov. Pat McCrory's former employer)"
"Duke has too much political influence over the same people tasked with regulating"
"DENR put together a quick sweetheart settlement with Duke"
"stormwater pipe goes under one part of the...plant’s ash storage area"
"one often gets the sense that contempt for the unemployed comes first"
"The wire fraud charge carries a maximum penalty of 30 years in prison"
"it appear the state wanted the report to be overlooked"
"could take years before the full impacts...work their way through...ecosystem"
"keep poor and working families in desperate situations"
"These sailors were in radioactive plumes for more than five hours"
"previous radioactivity levels had been wrong"
"he used the example of two 'distressed babies' of employees"
"result of organizational and process weaknesses, not individual behavior"
"Storms' decision to take a job at Duke touched off a cascading ethics scandal"
"Our democracy is under siege by big money campaign donors"
"injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere"
"coal industry...will cut corners, and they will get away with it"
"Not a word of this claim was true"
"corporate giveaways far outweigh the current costs of providing pensions"
"Cohen built fire walls between him and the illegal action that so far have protected him"
"Before the spill, Duke...insisted that its coal-ash dump sites posed no...threats"
"protesting Duke Energy's leaking ash pond in Eden, N.C."
"Duke has done nothing to contain the spill"
"criticized Duke for not publicly reporting the spill until a day after it was discovered"
"You can't clean this up. It's going to go up the food chain"
"largest electricity provider and an environmental group are reporting conflicting data"
"preliminary estimate...would be the third-largest coal ash spill in US history"
"The legislature is more interested in easing regulatory burdens on businesses"
"did not know why ash ponds were constructed on top of stormwater pipes"
"old, unsafe, insufficient method of storage leaves it prone to...catastrophic failure"
"has leaked contaminants into the Dan River for five days"
"very professional, very well organized, well thought out and well-executed"
"found deceased on the refueling floor of the reactor building"
"There were hidden costs that were part of the process that never came to light"
"He said he was going public...out of concern that national security is at risk"
"The new law will free people...to pursue careers or retirement"
"runoff from the Japanese plant will mingle with radiation released by other...stations"
"groundwater contamination was identified at several nuclear power plants"
"Engineers don’t know why the pipe broke or, at the moment, how to fix it"
"Duke should not be storing coal ash in antiquated pits near our state’s waterways"
"I'm on the governor's security detail"
"They are not the first band to express such objections"
"I just saw my opportunity to get my word out there and I took it"
"an unknown amount of coal ash and water was released from a pond"
"ratepayers picking up the bill for billions of dollars...even when a plant is canceled"
"executives…never paid in excess of 20-to-1…compared with their lowest-paid workers"
"Some of those who are lobbying...for corporate clients are actually former lawmakers"
"I have learned never to trust a 401(k)"
"Is it any wonder that the public holds such a low esteem for Congress?"
"Water is being constantly pumped into the No. 1, No. 2 and No. 3 reactors"
"But the plan...looks inferior in most respects to the existing law"
"it’s all about 401(k)’s and the disappearance of pensions"
"an attempt to suppress, censor, or remove information brings more attention to it"
"The Legislature has sent subpoenas to Mr. Wildstein and 17 other people"
"Do you think Chris Christie will be able to enjoy the Super Bowl?"
"Six of the 10 states with the highest number of estimated deaths are in the South"
"perpetuating a global race to the bottom for all workers"
"one of the cafeteria workers cried at the sight"
"The audit will go back to Jan. 1, 2011"
"the power was turned off Monday"
"He then returned and threatened to toss Mr. Scotto over the balcony"
"when pay setters set their own pay, there’s no limit"
"It is not known how much...spilled...and shut down the drinking water supply"
"Mr. Seeger’s career carried him from singing at labor rallies to the Top 10"
"Steve Jobs sealed a secret and illegal pact with Google's Eric Schmidt"
"Duke Energy employee who was turning off the power...for non-payment"
"Duke should join its customers and the 20th century and stop blocking the sun"
"Solar…is substantially cleaner and safer than traditional coal, gas and nuclear power"
"Last year, Duke canceled the contract for its planned Levy County nuclear plant
"20 times more capable of increasing cancer rates than acute exposure"
"That causes slippage, and that causes the earthquakes"
"The government contends that GE Hitachi concealed known flaws"
"lieutenant governor linked Sandy funding to backing of the development project"
"threatened to choke off Hurricane Sandy relief if she failed to support...project"
"The bottom half of the world’s population owns the same as the richest 85 people"
"CWIP program is a tax, where government power is used to extract money from citizens"
"The rest of the country is now following North Carolina’s lead"
"I believe Blair is responsible for the mass murder of Iraqi civilians"
"Being paid a salary does NOT automatically also make you exempt"
"questions as to whether the main steam isolation valve...may have failed"
"A federal investigation hung over the final months in office"
"I've made a career of body counts of dead fish and wildlife made that way from coal"
"There is no one here who can tell you there is enough money"
"Everybody is embarrassed about it...Although not so embarrassed that they don’t do it"
"People are concerned considering how many incidents have happened"
"I demanded $8 million instead of $3.6 million"
"President Chris Christie, Day 100"
"MCHM is used to process coal"
"There's going to be a decrease in the birth rate and an increase in the death rate"
"a remarkable marginalization of the Republican far right"
"no one more perfectly exemplifies the values celebrated by the BusinessWoman of the Year"
"We’ve had longstanding concerns about groundwater contamination"
"companies won the right to keep secret the chemical cocktails they pump"
"She might as well have just used the word liar"
"Christie waved off any suggestion that he had meted out retribution"
"mayor...who endorsed Mr. Christie, got $250 million in Port Authority money"
"The commercials were paid for with money from a federal disaster relief package"
"consumers who will pay more than $3 billion for Duke's mistakes"
"it’s O.K...for politicians with national ambitions to talk about helping the poor"
"Capuchin monkeys reject unequal pay"
"Strontium-90 is a radioactive isotope...with a half-life of 28.8 years"
"1,300...will likely die in South Carolina...if the state continues to refuse Medicaid"
"fraud at every level permeated the bubble in mortgage-backed securities"
"Lives were wasted, and now everyone back home sees that"
"We have an open wallet...and it continues to be filched by Duke Energy"
"Time for some traffic problems in Fort Lee"
"The Charlotte-based utility said the terms of the settlement are confidential"
"He also touted…the refusal to expand Medicaid coverage"
"hid results of tests that showed that the quality of fuel in backup tanks"
"they don’t really care about people falling from the middle to the bottom"
"The deadline for submitting comments on the report is March 5, 2014"
"We’ve had populations go locally extinct overnight. Literally"
"I couldn’t believe that such slipshod work was being done"
"A Texas spreadsheet contains more than 2,000 complaints"
"Ms. Good is operating in a state of grace, floating above the fray"
"unprecedented spending by...Art Pope...budget director under Gov. Pat McCrory"
"Delivery is required on or before February 1, 2014"
"utilities have not adequately revised their estimations of potential earthquake activities"
"it amounts to about $20 million for Duke Energy"
"fuel storage pond still houses an estimated 89 tons of the plutonium-based MOX"
"My personal view is that this was a dress rehearsal"
"Stephen Hemsley of UnitedHealth...made nearly $102 million in 2009"
"companies can no longer deny coverage to people with pre-existing conditions"
"If it was not significant, we would not have filed the complaint"
"In 2010, a containment berm ruptured...at the Sutton facility"
"a 55-year-old homeless man...paid the equivalent of $10 for a full month of work"
"Some point to radiation from Japan after the 2011 meltdown"
"From our point of view, from the Charter point of view, it was illegal"
"strong enough to gently rock high-rise buildings"
"Duke learned too late, he said, of growing troubles with Progress’ nuclear fleet"
"“I feel like they are driving us off the grid"
"On February 11, 1937, the UAW and GM reached an agreement"
"an effective ban on forced arbitration"
"here she is arguing for expanding Social Security"
"Brittain was transferred to the Stateville Correctional Center"
"More than 100x cheaper in 35 years!"
"unlikely to raise money through bond markets due to poor credit and high risk"
"difficulty of finding enough places to temporarily store the tainted soil"
"2.6 tons of radioactive water is estimated to have leaked at 4 separate locations"
"highly radioactive liquid waste containing weapons-grade uranium"
"Two weeks after winning a key legal battle to stay open"
"The reason customers will pay more is that corporations are getting tax breaks"
"We are so close to losing our democracy to the mercenary class"
"USS Ronald Reagan sailed straight into a plume of radioactivity"
"They have bowed to public pressure that the plant be shut permanently"
"TEPCO is facing seemingly insurmountable liabilities"
"Woolsey’s attitude toward holding CIA officials accountable is a bit more generous"
"McCrory cited Medicaid's supposed brokenness to reject...expanding"
"Roses and Maxway are owned by Art Pope"
"It is not a matter of if but of when"
"Obama has a duty to ensure prompt public release of the documents"
"The report was praised by privacy advocates in Congress and civil-liberties groups"
"a secret program authorized by a secret court"
"Judge Richard Leon declared…'almost Orwellian' in its scope."
"The award is the latest of a number of recognitions received by Rogers"
"Glaxo paid a record $3 billion in fines"
"Let's just not let Duke Energy off the hook as the close runnerup"
"If...successfully injected...the melting...could have been slowed down"
"North Carolina at $2.6 billion"
"It also wants to penalize homeowners who install their own solar panels"
"Pope joined McCrory's cabinet in January"
"They said it would be only for two, three days"
"hundreds of additional operations likely took place at other VA facilities"
"discouraging too much focus on low wages or inherently unfulfilling work"
"North Carolina was the only state whose federal benefits were terminated"
"aimed at Art Pope, budget director for Republican Gov. Pat McCrory"
"Do you know who doesn’t like American health care? Americans don’t"
"We have gone from a war on poverty in this country to a war on the poor"
"Duke Energy shocked investors...by quickly firing Progress Energy CEO Bill Johnson"
"Duke has supported ALEC's past events...$50,000 to sponsor a 2012 meeting"
"Duke is terrified of the prospect of rooftop solar energy"
"Of course we could lose, but we will achieve something anyway"
"new wave of popular fury after the police’s crackdown on a few hundred protesters"
"federal regulators are reviewing policies and procedures at...Crystal River"
"Crystal River...will be mothballed for 60 years"
"North Carolina is resisting the cleanup effort"
"coalition of lawmakers who believe the law is an unfair tax on consumers"
"Duke wants to cut the health and life insurance benefits of union retirees"
"Duke Energy’s toxic coal ash pollution has killed more than 900,000 fish"
"outsiders are trying to take control of the democratic process"
"online form to provide workers a new way to file retaliation complaints"
"The crippled reactors burnt through the concrete basement"
"The entire perimeter fence has been knocked down"
"after recommending that Mr. White be removed...was hired to take his place"
"strontium-90...detected at a level of 1.1 million becquerels"
"The quality of what we did was low, but what else would you expect?"
"raised concerns about the transporting of nuclear material"
"fatal...in the range of a few minutes to an hour"
"ALEC lost all 13 of its anti-clean energy legislative fights at the state level"
"specializes in making corporations' desires into law"
"Workers for companies owe their relative protection to big unions"
"There is a significant association between PCB levels and cognitive abilities"
"When the economy is down, companies are known to cut corners"
"disturbing mutations of the heads, mouths, spines, and tails"
- I'll bet you can guess the answer to this one! -
"attack the workers and attack the retirees"
"stolen container of radioactive material has been found empty"
"the problem facing engineers...is major rack distortion"
"allows utilities to charge customers for new nuclear plants that may never be built"
"More people trust small business to tell the truth when compared to big business"
"facing severe criticism for its failed management of contaminated water"
"Going About As Badly As You'd Expect"
"Thanksgiving at Wal-Mart, cops lay down the law and a girl or two"
"I will always do the right thing"
"Iran stands on several seismic fault lines"
"The delicate process of decommissioning the site is expected to take decades"
"tanks...have leaks and are buried in soil below the water table"
"The failure movement is active and very well funded"
"five to 10 years on two counts of manslaughter, to be served consecutively"
"the files refuted 'the three big lies' of the tobacco industry"
"most employees ultimately will not have retiree health-care benefits"
"your asset is you. It’s not who you work for"
"The case against Duke Energy...was the first prosecuted"
"The court still must rule on the exact value of Duke's assets"
"Duke Energy is beginning to waver on its long-held assertion"
"The only way to permanently address toxic coal ash waste is to stop burning coal"
"he will also appeal Duke Carolinas’ 4.5 percent rate increase granted this year"
"Employers took advantage of the switch to surreptitiously cut benefits"
"North Carolina coal ash pollution continues to dump arsenic, selenium, mercury"
"the utter stupidity of refusing to help their own people"
"alleged manipulation of the $5.3-trillion-a-day foreign exchange market"
"There is less risk to the public now from the Crystal River nuclear plant"
"strong public opposition nationwide to hosting long-term nuclear waste"
"Either you leave us to die in peace – or tell the world the truth"
"There is in fact no assurance that Yucca would turn out to be suitable"
"These people are going out in dark...stormy conditions working throughout the night"
"Protesters are upset about footing the bill for a nuclear plant that will never happen"
"It's a horrible way to collect money, to have a gun to your customers' heads"
"state accuses Duke of allowing coal ash ponds to leak contamination into groundwater"
"Protesters say water from the pond is leaking into nearby Mountain Island Lake"
"one of the most dangerous nuclear operations in human history"
"We are willing to force the employees to strike, in order to get what we want"
"United States spends far more...gets meager results"
"Over $3.7 billion in penalties have been paid in LIBOR settlements"
"I’ve been turned down from McDonald’s because I was told I was too articulate"
"it was mishandled during a transfer, and is bent out of shape"
"By a 2-1 margin...machinists...told Boeing to stuff it"
"gushing out into the basement of the reactor building"
"the public still cannot get a clear answer from either Duke or the government"
"I think the time for excuses is running out"
"employees...stop earning some or all the benefits"
"The growing wealth disparity between CEOs and workers"
"we don’t need to study it anymore...there’s groundwater contamination"
"The lawsuit alleges that fatigue from being overworked contributed to Jasper’s death"
"Comes on heels of Edwardsport ethics scandal"
"Source: NRC Event Notification"
"The magazine also named the late Bill Lee, a one-time Duke CEO, third on the list"
"The loss of talent from an aging workforce...is the industry’s biggest worry"
"people say they can’t trust statements that suddenly declare areas to be safe"
"Abe aims to reduce nuclear power as much as possible"
"That coal ash will continue to contaminate the groundwater"
"a federal jury found it liable for fraud over defective mortgages"
"In each case, and in others, his comments skewed the truth"
"government originally sued Duke in 2000 over modifications that began in the 1980"
"Duke Energy customers are upset they are paying for cancelled nuclear power plants"
"The industry got hit between the eyes by a number of things happening at once"
"preparing to extract the first of thousands of nuclear fuel rods"
"Boulder, Fort Collins and Lafayette approved antifracking initiatives by wide margins"
"forced to scuttle...$230,000 in bathroom remodeling following public outcry"
"they let it happen at a facility where a large amount of plutonium is handled"
"unexpectedly high levels of radioactive polonium-210"
"the latest twist in a multi-billion-dollar deal and the boardroom intrigue behind it"
"It is time to stop taking advantage of consumers in Duke service areas"
"Duke Energy...has not decided how to store used fuel at the shuttered Crystal River"
"Duke Energy's plan also calls for nine months of removing asbestos"
"Paul said he could not rule out more disclosures"
"blames...Tea Party for the recent series of political losses"
"it seems to have reduced the radiation levels inside by one-third"
"Submissions must reach us by NOON, Wednesday, Nov. 6"
"Groundwater has been contaminated around all 14 of Duke’s N.C. unlined ponds"
"Tepco is still expected to stump up to some ¥3 trillion"
"Geologists now believe one fault passes a scant 2.3 miles from the 1,170-megawatt plant"
"For most of us, the question is not whether we will experience poverty, but when"
"They came up with a scheme that any money-launderer would be proud of"
"When will Duke clean up the toxic coal ash that is polluting the water?"
"incorporation fees have accounted for as much as a quarter of Delaware’s...revenues"
"Mr. Watt was the first sitting member...denied confirmation since the Civil War."
"5,000 North Carolinians submitted comments – all but one opposing it"
"Once Buhrman began catching on to Morales’s betrayal, he began planning his murder"
"Edwardsport cost about $3.5 billion...about 75% more than the original estimate"
"I’m concerned about the fact there seems to be a war on the poor"
"senior reactor operator Michael J. Buhrman, planned to rob an armored car"
"the state has sued Duke Energy over leaks from its Belews Creek coal ash pond"
"was probably the worst plant in the country over that decade, and that’s not good"
"if they keep skimping on costs and manipulating information, they can never be trusted"
"cesium isotopes from Fukushima were found in tuna caught off California"
"Not surprisingly, private health insurers cheered on the Republicans"
"Republicans...want to convert Medicare into Obamacare"
"regulators...indicated it likely comes from waste leaking from a Duke Energy coal plant"
"a deal could be struck to slash Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid"
"testing showed the home’s private well has been contaminated"
"The state was once known for having some of the nation’s cheapest electric rates"
"McCrory…pushed…corporation chaired by the governor himself"
"The South has always had plenty of people who work against their own interests"
"The figure is 2.3 times higher than the previous record"
"Public comments may also be submitted online"
"Deloitte...did not like the 'second-guessing' shown by the regulators"
"ties to the billionaire conservative businessmen Charles and David Koch"
"worst-case scenario could play out in death to billions of people. A true apocalypse"
"city council voted UNANIMOUSLY to move the city from coal-fired electricity"
"concerns were mounting over the crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant"
"Pat McCrory backed off from ordering a $230,000 remodel of upstairs bathrooms"
"The settlement is being derided as a horrible deal for customers. And it is"
"John A. Boehner appears to be a master of the tollbooth"
"could prove uncomfortable for some on Capitol Hill"
"Balbis embraced the public interest. The nerve of that guy"
"For sure, state legislators are hiding, eager to avoid their role in this boondoggle"
"In terms of being a watchdog for consumers, they have been absent"
"water with high levels of radioactive strontium overflowed containment"
"DENR is not following the law when it fails to set limits for heavy metals"
"the judges will be allowed to judge themselves outside of public view"
"Pat McCrory (R) got a failing F on his budget but a D- overall"
"North Carolina and Duke Energy have had a string of bad news recently"
"a correction to the narrow focus on its dues-paying members"
"radioactive substances like strontium have reached the groundwater"
"When people built nuclear power plants, they never thought of decommissioning"
"must sign a 'confidentiality' agreement not to share that information with the patient"
"Duke...is penny-pinching local residents and ratepayers"
"The shutdown sent Republican poll ratings plunging, cost the government billions"
"divide ourselves on something we were unified on, over a goal that wasn’t achievable"
"The Republican Party slunk away on Wednesday from its failed, ruinous strategy"
"We really did go too far. We screwed up"
"there also will be an increase the state sales tax utility customers owe"
"Catawba Nuclear Station in York County reported 98 lower-level violations"
"McGuire plant…Brunswick plant…Harris plant"
"Duke doesn’t plan to start cleaning it up for years"
"Only by the end of his sixth year did Bush finally conclude that Rumsfeld had to go"
"It is the strongest typhoon in 10 years"
"Duke Energy is poised to collect $3.2 billion from its customers for its mistakes"
"Japanese Diet...concluded Fukushima to be a man-made disaster"
"Customers were charged billions. No electricity was generated"
"70 percent of Japanese believe...nuclear power industry should be closed"
"Duke blames Progress for the whole debacle"
"It looks like the Public Service Commission is serving the utility companies"
"The pitchforks and torches are coming out"
"biggest redistribution of wealth from the middle class and the poor to the rich ever"
"decommissioning the plant’s ash basins will not guarantee safety"
"Pope, now state budget director under Republican Gov. Pat McCrory"
"the defeat-health-care-at-any-cost strategy may have backfired"
"to steady the ship after Duke's merger with Progress Energy, executive departures"
"McCrory has used the January audit to make a case for privatizing...Medicaid"
"McCrory might have a more difficult time justifying the Medicaid privatization"
"made strategic edits to the departmental response to State Auditor Beth Wood’s audit"
"McCrory has used its findings as justification for declining an expansion of...Medicaid"
"I'm missing why we should share the above costs with Duke"
"I can tell you it’s very bad for the future of America. I just can’t tell you why"
"would thrust...business lobby into warfare with the Tea Party"
"Duke is off-loading about half a million dollars of the cost onto the rate-payers"
"do not balance the budget on the backs of the elderly, the children, the sick"
"they want to cut Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid"
"Contractors will have an additional year to complete a key analysis"
"The nation’s founders understood the threat of corruption in politics"
"charges included bid-rigging, money laundering and defrauding the U.S. government"
"Duke has acknowledged the migration of boron contamination"
"He is a lifetime member of the Council on Foreign Relations"
"Japan’s crippled Fukushima nuclear plant has suffered yet another leak"
"fear...was not that health reform would fail, but that it would succeed"
"contaminated water may well have flowed into the sea"
"430 litres...which contains highly radioactive doses of strontium"
"Currently, all of Japan’s 50 commercial reactors are offline"
"They are trying to punish people for buying less electricity...They are trying to kill solar"
"refugees...are losing confidence in the Japanese government's cleanup efforts"
"catastrophic mistake...to believe in Mr. Boehner’s willingness to be reasonable"
"estimated to be 4 tonnes and was absorbed into the ground"
"low labor costs that are 19 percent below the national average"
"It's robbery without a gun"
"Precision Surveillance...Bigge Crane...Siemens Power...Entergy Operations"
"This may be the way the world ends — not with a bang but with a temper tantrum"
"The republic's in trouble, we lie about everything"
"Mr. Benmosche declared that the retirement age should go up to 70 or even 80"
"a budget provision that protects genetically-modified seeds from litigation"
"The American people deserve better than dirty politics"
"similar campaigns have sprouted at more than 300 college campuses"
"The evidence just isn’t there to support a double-digit profit margin"
"changing corporate norms have allowed C.E.O. compensation over all to balloon"
"The UNC Sierra Student Coalition will present a list of the 'Filthy Fifteen' companies"
"strong opposition to Duke Energy’s relicensing agreement"
"North Carolina is the first state in the Southeast to turn down an EPA grant"
"Oconee’s 5-foot floodwall could be swamped by more than 16 feet of water"
"The violation and increased oversight is linked to an inspection finding"
"The breaker that fell on the worker weighed about half as much as a car"
"Coal is the highest emitting fossil fuel"
"cost of constructing the barrier would have had an impact on investor confidence"
"For McCrory, a Republican, approval fell to 36 percent from 46 percent"
"He (DeLay) was wrong on the law and wrong on the facts, but politics bailed him out"
"The agency will collect comments for 60 days and must vote on the proposal again"
"income channeled to corporate profits is higher than at any time since the 1920s"
"Boehner is playing the dangerous game of trying to placate the extremists for a few days"
"They gave us two months to sit here and worry about it"
"more of that trend of favoring shareholders at the expense of employees"
"total cost for illegal immigrants to county taxpayers exceeds $1.6 billion dollars a year"
"He is a lifetime member of the Council on Foreign Relations"
"power companies screwed up...legislators screwed up...ratepayers are footing the bill"
"people deserve and have the right to give their opinions on how we proceed"
"it could be the death knell for new coal plant construction"
"OSHA conducted its investigation under the whistleblower protection provisions"
"failed to do basic due diligence, signing off on the wellness plan"
"In response to public comments, state officials recommended changes"
"withdraw all our troops and let the rest of the world figure out what to do"
"elevated readings of tritium in groundwater"
"The rich have recovered, but the rest still struggle. This cannot long stand"
"a long-term commitment to organize the South"
"There is a...tradition in the South of active repression of workers organizing"
"recently held a 30-minute meeting in the freezer to punish staff"
"they were lied to about Iraq; they were lied to about Afghanistan"
"The key to preventing air pollution is to curb coal burning"
"95 percent of the gains from economic recovery...have gone to the famous 1 percent"
"A trio of environmental groups on Thursday filed a lawsuit against Duke Energy Progress"
"Mr. Putin has eclipsed Mr. Obama as the world leader"
"What Putin Has to Say to Americans About Syria"
"Public comments may be submitted several ways"
"America’s dirtiest power plants are the elephant in the room"
"Duke Energy operates some of the 'dirtiest' coal-fired power plants in the country"
"The top 10 percent of earners took more than half of the country’s total income in 2012"
"In the past, Google has been able to buy its way out of privacy violations"
"raises the possibility that leaked toxic water has reached groundwater"
"accused of failing to disclose secret meetings with Duke Energy executives"
"Duke charges him a $12 service fee to use his phone to pay an $11 bill"
"We need money between rate cases, and we’ll tell you later what it’s for"
"So this will be another Iraq"
"The N.C. Supreme Court reversed the rate case in January"
"ratepayers should not have to foot the bill for...'project mismanagement' "
"Record return of Arctic ice cap as it grows by 60% in a year"
"Moscow has been the most powerful ally of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad"
"Will we help Syria? We will"
"The Navy in recent days has moved the aircraft carrier Nimitz into the Red Sea"
"lowest wages, the fewest worker protections, and the least union representation"
"right now, there’s no good way for this war to end"
"He’s having trouble keeping his popularity up...And this is his way of getting back up"
"crack down on cross-border companies that use tax havens"
"Syrian officers were surprised by the alleged chemical weapon attack"
"cited President George W. Bush’s pre-emptive war in Iraq and the 'Bush Doctrine' "
"And he needs to be more careful with his facts"
"Who asked Mr. Obama to be the bully of the world?"
"The rising radiation levels and leaks at the plant have prompted international alarm"
"Yang has decided to share about $3.25 million of last year's annual bonus"
"worst of all I lost!"
"Every three days, there seems to be a new problem up there"
"Of course, Gov. McCrory wasn’t telling the truth"
"committee is in charge of the business and policy affairs of the nuclear trade association"
"To be fair, Duke Energy...inherited Progress' legacy of low marks"
"frustration among NRC engineers nearly since the birth of the three reactors 40 years ago"
"The group alleges that the NRC refused to release some records"
"companies have been telling the public for years that frack fluid is mostly water"
"Improvisation has caused some patients to wake up during operations — or not at all"
"Grover Cleveland deployed 12,000 soldiers to break the union"
"Rarely...has an has an environmental issue in North Carolina attracted more comments"
"The Edwardsport coal gasification plant has been mired by scandals"
"highly radioactive water dripping from a pipe...had been patched up using tape"
"Bombs are not a humanitarian device"
"the fake owl was attacked by a hawk which in turn caused a substation outage"
"The place is not able to defend from a terrorist attack"
"plume of radioactive cesium-137"
"Leave it to us, we can handle it, the American people have to trust us"
"Miranda was held and questioned for nine hours"
"shareholders include Jacob Rothschild and Rupert Murdoch"
"alleges pollution of the Catawba River and drinking water reservoirs by Duke"
"March 2013 marked the Department of Labor's first 100 years of service"
"McKillip received a nearly 35 percent raise after only three months on the job"
"But the verdict is already in from the court of public opinion: No deal"
"the state says the utility giant illegally contaminated groundwater"
"So far this year, owners have announced the retirements of five reactors"
"U.S. nuclear industry is in the midst of a 'rapid-fire downsizing' "
"It’s not the only mortgage-related case Bank of America is fighting"
"reached a $160 million settlement"
"From now on, the government will move to the forefront"
"U.S. utilities are still mostly in the denial stage"
"it’s about time people started demanding long term thinking"
"Harter got more agitated and began saying he was going to 'kill everybody.' "
"Two men from the tree crew were hit"
"Natural gas is already wiping out coal, and it’s going to wipe out most nuclear"
"But it will never be used as a permanent nuclear waste storage facility"
"predecessor companies may have been undervaluing its property for years"
"NC WARN...contends its should have been allowed to participate in the hearing"
"It’s not as glamorous to be a U.S. citizen anymore"
"I’ve been focused primarily on employees and stakeholders here in the Carolinas"
"The state also gave the public 30 days to comment on the proposed consent order"
"149 coal-powered plants had closed since 2010 thanks to grassroots movements"
"Coal and nuclear power are both doomed"
"It is leaking out from the basements, it is leaking out from the cracks all over the place"
"long hours in a competitive environment...may have played a role"
"Cooper...won his appeal of Duke Carolinas’ 2011 rate case"
"the man was irate at the tree trimmers and wounded three people"
"They were trimming trees around power lines under a contract for Duke Energy"
"Duke Energy, Coal Ash Is Poisoning Our Water"
"it's like a haunted house...mishaps keep happening one after the other"
"The problem with a fuel pool criticality is that you can't stop it"
"The water inside the tanks contains cesium, strontium, tritium and other...materials"
"The district manager told me that the air was my problem"
"It is not clear when Duke Progress will seek the next rate hike"
"Holleman says it’s significant that the lawsuit was filed under oath"
"first discovered in the mid-1980s"
"Vasilinda filed HB 4001 in response to what she called a 'growing public outcry' "
"Duke owed $36 million in property taxes. But the company paid just $19 million"
"Utilities largely have backed off any rush...in constructing...expensive, new nuclear"
"experts fears the $15 billion allocated to the scheme so far will be largely squandered"
"And our commitment is to keep our rates as low as we possibly can"
"the report spotlighted 11 that were most at risk...Brunswick in North Carolina"
"Mathematically, it is almost impossible to quantify in terms of resulting contamination"
"suspended the operations...rather than violate the Constitutional rights of their...users"
"Duke will retire seven of the 14 coal plants by the end of the year"
"N.C. Department of Environment and Natural Resources filed the two complaints"
"The EPA also found arsenic in groundwater near fracking sites"
"The banks’ 25 percent hit is nothing compared with the 90 percent cut to pensions"
"I’m not much into North Carolina...I don’t think they’re doing much of anything right"
"Duke executive, Jim Turner...resigned late in 2010 in connection with the scandal"
"met privately several times with Duke Energy executives"
"Catawba Riverkeeper...Sierra Club...Western N.C. Alliance...Waterkeeper Alliance"
" 'the cash committee'...big incentives for freshmen to do special favors for the industry"
"The United States was dead wrong, but no one can admit it"
"S.E.C. is seeking to extract an admission of wrongdoing from the nation’s biggest bank"
"A Mexican federal judge freed the drug lord, Rafael Caro Quintero"
"forcing energy consumers to subsidize this astronomically expensive boondoogle"
"Right now, we have an emergency"
"300 tons of tainted water is flowing to the Pacific daily from the stricken plant"
"nearly 24 tons of cocaine were loaded onto a United States Air Force...aircraft"
"Legislature is more concerned with pleasing its corporate masters than the people"
"What we are seeing today is...the rapid-fire downsizing of nuclear power"
"FPL consumers don’t want to suffer the same fate as Duke Energy customers"
"The Charlotte-based bank ignored its own underwriting standards"
"TEPCO has been struggling to deal with the enormous amounts of water"
"There are no protections in place for ratepayers from a white elephant"
"Companies like Duke come across as the worst kind of corporate bullies"
"cost of permitting and building new nuclear reactors has become prohibitively high"
"I feel like the consumer has been taken advantage of"
"Nuclear reactors are simply not competitive"
"Customers...have to pay up to $1.5 billion...shareholders get to keep $150 million"
"For Duke, the agreement cleans up the nuclear mess it inherited"
"only monopolies...can get away with such self-serving shams"
" 'Goldman Sachs land of make-believe' where deceiving investors is not fraudulent"
"At least three dozen lawsuits have been filed by private businesses"
"in 1999...Duke Energy pledged $800 million for asbestos claims
"the fleecing associated with this nuclear project will end"
"He was the one that didn’t get away"
"Richard S. Lee’s first day of running a trading desk was his last"
"Duke Energy has been polluting Mountain Island Lake illegally for years"
"planned to engage in sniper attacks against protesters in Houston"
"Wall Street and others have been better served by the president"
"I’m ashamed of what our state has done attacking women, students and voters"
"Will take women's health over cookies!"
"All but one person...voiced opposition and concerns about the draft permit"
"might have given Duke Energy a break on cleanup of coal ash contamination"
"blaming the company's advertising losses on Limbaugh's controversial remarks"
"We will make sure women know Gov. McCrory can’t be trusted"
"Several enforcement actions have been filed against Duke Energy Progress"
"Burdette says neighboring properties will no longer be protected"
"The NRC cited Duke’s poor performance in meeting project deadlines"
"Critics called it a roundabout way of lifting the state’s fracking moratorium
"This state is one of the poorest in the country"
"We need to empower federal employees as watchdogs of wrongdoing"
"Halliburton's guilty plea is the third by a company over the spill"
"Levels Recorded Haven't Been Seen Since Soon After 2011 Disaster"
"I have no problem with making them public"
"Among the utilities singled out in the report is North Carolina-based Duke Energy"
"Progressive North Carolinians didn’t take it lying down"
"Obama’s signature policy achievement, is probably going to work"
"continuing by the minute causing great concern not only for Japan, but for all nations"
"could cost five times more than estimated"
"allegedly fabricated fuel tests to prevent the facility from being shuttered"
"I would not allow them to pass those costs on to the public"
"Environmental crime is a real crime"
"Listen, I didn't mean to become the Queen of Coal Ash"
"TEPCO had persistently denied contaminated water reached the sea"
"McCrory acknowledged that he’s been criticized by...Democrats and Republicans"
"more than a handful of plants are vulnerable to early closure"
"It’s basically a way to drag this out as long as possible"
"North Carolina must generate electricity from sources classified as renewable"
"I kept my promises. They’re not going to keep theirs"
"Climbing the income ladder occurs less often in the Southeast"
"Snowden is acting on...more important considerations than his own safety"
"workers have surpassed the 100-millisievert threshold of radiation exposure"
"out of nowhere, a $3.5 billion hole appeared in Detroit's pension system"
"allow some multinational corporations to pay only a pittance in income taxes"
"Only 37 percent of North Carolinians support fracking"
"Gaston County deserves better than to be Duke Energy's waste dumping bin"
"That doesn't mean that McCrory's no longer the...weasel we've all known"
"I think it's the political culture of McCrory that is so clearly aligned with Duke Energy"
"accused of failing to disclose several secret meetings with Duke Energy executives"
"Duke receives amnesty for its previous pollution"
"It fines Duke 99,000 and allows penalties of up to 5,000 a day"
"document they said showed that Edison knew the steam generators were flawed"
"cesium 137 released...into a lake that provides 68 percent of the drinking water
"allowed power companies to charge you $2 billion with virtually nothing to show for it"
"Tar Heel State power bills take the eighth-largest bite out of the disposable income"
"One of analysts had worked 24 days without a day off"
"U.S. government should be on its knees...begging that nothing happen to Snowden"
"466 million won ($A454,445) from Dow Chemical and Monsanto"
"Corporations could sue governments over laws not to their liking"
"EPA is also taking written comments on the proposed rule"
"The permit is basically a way to legally pollute"
"hundreds of thousands of homeowners were wrongfully denied a modification"
"Republicans have begun to dismantle a reputation that took years to build"
"fine particles released when coal is burned can have adverse health effects"
"EPA is taking public comments on new Coal Plant Water Pollution Standards"
"We still don't know why the level of radiation surged"
"He was such a born leader that his subordinates were ready to die alongside him"
"The ROE you recommended...turned out to be higher than what Duke actually needed"
"Republican Governor's Association...N. C. Republican Party...S.C. Republican Party"
"The 2013 Employee Survey was not open to everyone"
"I kind of was hoping that issue had sort of died on the vine"
"contaminated groundwater from the plant...may be seeping into the ocean"
"Bush...being given an award for 'improving the human condition' is a sick, cruel joke"
"Duke acknowledged some accounting errors"
"Southern states are among those with the weakest disclosure laws"
"Protect us from the rapacious greed of Duke Energy"
"These settlements are an important victory for democracy"
"Duke and Greenpeace are currently at legal odds with each other"
"gave Duke Energy's new CEO $100 in pennies"
"In a separate case...Cooper successfully appealed a 7.2 percent rate increase"
"It's quite a spectacle, but North Carolina isn't alone"
"Just about everything is going wrong"
"EVEN those forced out of the corner office can receive giant payouts"
"there was inadequate direction and control by the agency managers"
"The South leads the nation in carbon dioxide emissions from power plants"
"When is enough enough?"
"customers should not have to pay any of the costs for building...Cliffside"
"ALEC's attempt to squash clean energy standards in the states has failed"
"Being exempt allows employers to ignore pesky things like overtime"
"We say nobody is above the law, but apparently illegal immigrants are"
"Allegations of improper contact...led to the resignation in 2010 of...Jim Turner"
"They include...$2,715 for country club dues for a former Duke Energy Carolinas CEO"
"This week, the Supreme Court continued its aggressive effort to favor corporations"
"tests showed the highly toxic strontium-90"
"coming on the heels of the lack of prosecutions arising out of the financial crisis"
"The copper thefts took place over years"
"The law center has filed similar notices over ash at two other Duke Energy plants"
"Duke has made the best possible decision"
"only 20 percent of people approve of the job the legislature is doing"
"things seemed to go better before Progress merged with Duke last year"
"What employers describe as talent shortages are often failures to agree on salary"
"some elected officials have responded to the protests in less-than-respectful ways"
"Pope's groups...spent $530,000 on McCrory's behalf"
"workers falsified records and were told to delay U.S. loan-assistance applications"
"cost overruns and delays, as well as legal challenges and an ethical scandal"
"Duke Energy took over the Harris plant after it acquired...Progress Energy"
"top...polluters are American Electric Power, Duke Energy and Southern Company"
"The latest request would equal a $214 per year increase"
"Do we just leave this here, leaking indefinitely into the lake?"
"After years of ethics controversies and cost overruns"
"How many properties can you buy that are guaranteed to make money?"
"Duke does not have to refund the money if it scraps the project"
"I have no intention of hiding who I am"
"It's stupidity. It's worse than stupidity"
"Groundwater near the Riverbend ash basins has also been contaminated"
"those contaminants can leach into groundwater and drinking water sources"
"executives were not forthright in how they characterized replacement steam generators"
"but when it comes to their own privacy Google executives jealously guard it"
"Gov. Pat McCrory 'one of the most wicked people I’ve ever met' "
"a rebuke to the state Senate’s aggressive push to fast-track shale gas exploration"
"earlier this week it had detected radioactive cesium in groundwater"
"Retaliate against whistleblowers at your peril"
"people are beginning to read and see that this present administration is toxic"
"He told reporters he has no desire to meet with the protesters"
"[Duke Energy] is putting a carcinogen, arsenic, into the drinking water reservoir"
"Companies providing services to nuclear power plants are subject to the ERA"
"it may be the last coal plant built in the Carolinas"
"There were a lot of unreported and underreported items that we found"
"The loophole would free Duke of any cleanup responsibility"
"Duke Energy...calling off two of the six reactors it had planned"
"We're working to help empower folks"
"The rate increase will cost consumers an extra $326 million"
"This order puts utility profits ahead of people"
"Duke Energy...has about $2 billion in foreign profits that remain overseas"
"They say it's safe, but they had always told us that the nuclear power is safe too"
"Every day another 400 tonnes of groundwater forces its way into the plant"
"73 percent of respondents favor promoting renewable energy...14 percent...opposed"
"corporate...tax burden has declined as the labor force’s share has increased"
"this will be brought in the community of people who drink the water"
"The state is certainly selling out the people of North Carolina in favor of Duke Energy"
"consumers would laugh at the notion that they're better served by the existing system"
"In addition, there were concerns that more compensation money will be needed"
"chemicals are seeping out of the lagoons and into Mountain Island Lake"
"requested that Mr. Morea accept appointment to the vacancy created by his resignation"
"Duke University study that shows periodic spikes in arsenic in the reservoir"
"appalling...disgusting...wasteful...possibility of conflicts of interest and corruption"
"continue to generate controversy for Pope and the McCrory administration"
"improperly classified as exempt from overtime requirements"
"twice was awarded judgments of $500,000"
"used his vast fortune to promote...need to cut Social Security and Medicare"
"The state has been aware of the leaks as well as the groundwater pollution for years"
"Duke Energy has begun the repair process"
"The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission wants Duke Energy to explain"
"The decommissioning, if it ever starts, will take decades"
"ALEC is a 98-percent corporate-funded bill mill and 'dating service' "
"Hundreds more supporters remained outside the General Assembly"
"it had the potential for uncontrolled radiation release"
"The gate wouldn't budge. Duke Energy couldn't open it anymore"
"Duke Energy took over the plant after its merger with Raleigh-based Progress Energy"
"Duke Energy said it would evaluate why the problem was missed last year"
"in 2001...mobile calls were not possible above 10,000 feet"
"No information has been released on potential injuries"
"the immigrant advantage wears off with the adoption of American behaviors"
"All of Japan's 50 surviving commercial reactors, except for two...are currently offline"
"claims they manipulated cost for more than a decade"
"being investigated for forcing at least one subordinate soldier into prostitution"
"accusations of improper political activity for criticizing the Bush administration"
"airborne levels of nickel, mercury, lead, chromium, cadmium, beryllium and arsenic"
"U.S. nuclear-power output will have reached a peak a few years ago"
"The leak, however, has the potential to reach groundwater"
"Worker's rights are union rights"
"prevent...collecting union dues from workers"
"Duke Energy would pocket $4 billion...For a natural gas plant: $369 million"
"the only real winner from building nuclear instead of natural gas? Duke Energy"
"federal government...state...declaring an end to South Carolina’s persistent drought"
"creating a workplace that discouraged employees...from raising quality concerns"
"We are with you...We will not move out from this place without rescuing you"
"Jurors Friday awarded $3 million each to the families of the two children"
"That means the measure got 17 votes at most. It needed 18 to pass"
"Social Security has not contributed a dime to the deficit"
"informs employees of their right to join or form a union"
"not including $7 million in stock awards"
"Victims will be allowed to comment on the proposed agreement"
"the woman fended off Krusinski"
"you don’t have a legitimate complaint then, you still have electricity in your home"
"it will take 60 years and hundreds of millions of dollars to decontaminate them"
"officer in charge of sexual assault prevention...arrested and charged with sexual battery"
"Such costs have been highly controversial, touching off...legislative and legal battles"
"The longer it lays out there, the worse it’s going to smell. The tide is going to turn"
"Just don't stand in its way unless you want to be run over"
"pocketing $150 million in profit while consumers have nothing to show for it"
"The U.S. government essentially invented the nuclear industry"
"People are going to be mad that they threw away $70 million on that plant"
"Jim Rogers closed the meeting before everyone had a chance to speak"
"Clean energy opponents turned to dirty tactics this week"
"would fully repeal North Carolina’s renewable portfolio standard"
"What goes on behind closed doors?"
"This is the final shareholders meeting for Duke CEO Jim Rogers"
"Protests...are expected at Thursday’s meeting"
"I go back to the days when Bill Lee ran this company"
"I think those leadership transitions do impact employees. They create questions"
"there is concern that we cannot prevent another accident"
"without a proper order...the rate increase should be suspended"
"Wall Street won't finance the plants"
"the effective interest rates ranged from 27 percent to 106 percent"
"monkeyed with Libor submissions in exchange for a bottle of Bollinger champagne"
"fusion reactors do not produce high-level radioactive waste"
"(EPA) has…authority…to revoke a permit for a mountaintop removal mining"
"North Carolina...slash weekly benefits to the unemployed from $535 to $350"
"it occurred in the Committee chaired by the bill’s own sponsor, Chairman Mike Hager"
"policy of the 1 percent, by the 1 percent, for the 1 percent"
"When the cars work with the grid, they earn about $5 a day"
"wet handling of coal ash was the cheapest easiest option around"
"resigned his position...following allegations of corruption within the department"
"will typically harm seniors more than the rest of the population"
"I'm prepared to cut your benefits"
"shot at the officer and struck the officer's vehicle"
"Duke has redacted large parts of the reports relating to the safety of the coal ash ponds"
"Riverbend’s coal pollution has contaminated the air we breathe and the water we drink"
"companies now free to hide donations through trade associations"
"continued cracking, crazing and spalling as well as increased efflorescence"
"A petition to the S.E.C....has already garnered close to half a million comments"
"North Carolina environmental regulators...took the unusual step of suing Duke Energy"
"Power producers must curb the tainted water they discharge into waterways"
"watering down opposition to a $2.6 billion coal-gasification plant"
"I am sure we will see great hand wringing from industry"
"It’s not a secret that the utilities have an incredible amount of influence up here"
"He says the toxins are coming from four coal ash ponds"
"I am the senator. You are the citizen. You need to be quiet"
"significant number of employee concerns reported to the NRC"
"terminated the Crystal River project, but has kept $150 million of the money in profits"
"the Catawba Riverkeeper filed a notice of intent to file a lawsuit against Duke Energy"
"workers were wrongfully terminated for filing a complaint against the employer"
"putting them on a bus and shipping them back to wherever they came from"
"charged with…slayings of the district attorney…his wife…and another prosecutor"
"Nationwide, 137 sites are contaminated with coal-ash chemicals"
"Injuries hidden to obtain over $2.5 million in safety bonuses"
"Duke instead got a $46 million rebate"
"Are we satisfied with being ranked 40th in the nation in energy efficiency?"
"it is indisputable that the United States engaged in the practice of torture"
" 'amnesty' for immigrants who broke the law"
"American corporations are now sitting on $4.75 trillion in cash"
"Duke is seeking another 9.7 percent rate increase"
"This bill puts an end to nuclear power plants"
"People would be looking to punish them"
"we can’t sit by and let the board make a mockery of our...right to elect directors"
"Advances In Scientific Analysis Of Coal Ash Reveals Dramatically Increased Risks"
"Dozens of companies...including...Duke Energy"
"customer interests cannot be measured only indirectly or treated as mere afterthoughts"
"Pat McCrory appears to be on a privatization spree"
"Duke Energy has benefited from a law...that allows utilities to collect...in advance"
"In 1977 the NRC identified dam failure and flooding as a potential problem at Oconee"
"Social Security represents the best of America values"
"I believe cutting benefits is not the right answer"
"All 104 nuclear power reactors...have a safety problem that cannot be fixed"
"a history of concern dating back to the 40-year-old station’s early years"
"it would ensure that in the future, utilities can't earn profits on such failures"
"Duke stands to earn a $50 million...for the Crystal River plant"
"How lawmakers pay for the tax cuts still remains unclear"
"diplomatic records from the beginning of 1973 to the end of 1976"
"The current system…creates big profits for utilities and contributes to rising…costs"
"prone to heart disease, bone fractures, cancer, diabetes and obesity"
"They don’t get it...The games these people have played...is shameful to say the least"
"the latest in a series of troubles at the crippled facility"
"We were installing wire nets to keep the rats out"
"the 'original sin' of the Southern political class is cheap, powerless labor"
"pattern of political patronage"
"households mistakenly having their power cut off"
"NRC...concluded the risk of catastrophic dam failure was higher than Duke figured"
"the contract you agreed to waived your right to class action as well"
"The lake is a source of drinking water for the city of Charlotte"
"it took a sixth-grader’s school project to bring attention to elevated levels of arsenic"
"they’ll all be elected, even with a single yes vote (which may be their own)"
"his bills plummeted after installing the panels and a wood-fired stove"
"Consumers are realizing 'they don’t need the power industry at all' "
"The inevitable happened: employees began concealing accidents"
"Oscar Francisco Garcia-Fuentes is an illegal immigrant"
"McArthur’s compensation totaled just less than $9 million"
"Duke’s directors also got raises, from $150,000 a year in cash and stock to $200,000"
"This huge cost increase is more justification to pull the plug"
"With this stunning news, it appears that the MOX project is doomed to elimination"
"It took Tepco almost a day to restore cooling to the first of the affected pools"
"customers would be asked to pick up the slack for the industrial customers"
"merger between Progress Energy and Duke Energy came back to haunt Progress"
"would be better served if their power providers abandoned the plans"
"The company will pay more than $350,000 in back wages with interest"
"The commission has declined to dismiss the appeals"
"when it comes to Crystal River, Progress Energy Florida has done little right"
"closing a money-losing reactor and selling coal plants"
"Pat McCrory needs to be Governor for the People, not for Duke Energy"
"Pat McCrory made lifting the fracking moratorium a cornerstone of his campaign"
"You’re basically contaminating an aquifer forever"
"He said Duke officials sanctioned the thefts from day one"
"He was a fireman's fireman"
"there are signs of buyer's remorse"
"When you hit a tree, it's a little late to find out you have a hole in your airbag"
"Nuclear was the least popular energy source on the survey"
"Only 39 percent agreed that there is a high level of trust in the company"
"There is no justice in the American justice system, but you can sometimes find it in a jury"
"Duke’s financial support of Charlotte’s biggest event became a political football"
"If there's anything that's not broken in North Caroilna, it's our Utilities Commission"
"accused...McCrory of wanting to stack the utilities commission to help line his pockets"
"What is it going to take for you to act in the public interest?"
"I think it's a great investment for our community"
"a lot of the people, procedures and habits remain the same after the recent merger"
"Seldom, if ever, has an attempt to save $15 million cost so many, so much"
"RGA's donor list…Pike Electric, RAI Services/Reynolds Tobacco, Duke Energy"
"power companies too often control the Legislature with giant campaign checks"
"Byrne attacked his neighbour, Fr Thomas Smith, 81"
"North Carolina is already the least-unionized state in the nation"
"This is where ALEC makes things awkward for Duke Energy"
"These ideas were soundly rejected in the last election only a few months ago"
"guilty of assaulting a neighbor's children, now leads the Department of Public Safety"
"Reynolds' lead sponsorship of McCrory's event"
"Pat McCrory...named Pope as his budget director"
"McCrory tapped two other Duke...alumni on Thursday"
"being employed at Duke Energy for 28 years, you have an actual conflict of interest"
"AT&T, Duke Energy, Progress Energy, ElectriCities...and PSNC Energy"
"Boehner's White House F-bomb"
"They (Duke Energy) are so mean. I feel like I’m going to have a nervous breakdown"
"Duke had offered Storms an in-house counsel job—while he was still GC at the commission"
"The plan would raise the Medicare eligibly age to 67"
"Jim Turner, resigned after private email exchanges with Hardy were disclosed"
"With McCrory's election, the road to power was clear"
"Pope...used his fortune to dominate North Carolina politics"
"life as we know it in the Southeast would be at stake"
"Rep. Heath Shuler...is headed to Duke Energy"
"Dam failure with subsequent site inundation, all three Oconee units will go to core damage"
"a web of systematic crimes and human rights violations by the Bush-era CIA"
"What I saw at certain moments and in certain places...is very disturbing!"
"a handy link to the lingerie website for the faith-driven consumer to…test his or her faith"
"Rep. Heath Shuler will go to work for Duke Energy"
"Williams would not provide Shuler’s salary"
"Shuler was not the best professional quarterback"
"McCrory didn't have to run negative ads...outside attack groups did it for him"
"The smiling, round Kibitan explains why radiation is dangerous"
"Rogers and his wife donated $6,000 to McCrory’s campaign for governor"
"McCrory has been a vocal proponent of fracking"
"Oconee...operated by Duke Energy, would suffer almost certain core damage"
"A large portion of...entitlement spending...ends up in the pockets of corporations"
"Manoochehr Nazar…allegedly ordered him to continue starting up the plant anyway"
"vulnerability at one plant in particular -- the three-reactor Oconee Nuclear Station"
"please consider this allegation to be public information"
"will not be eligible for health insurance coverage"
"more than 11 hours of work a day raised heart disease risks by 67 percent"
"Senator Chuck Schumer…'I'd urge [Duke] to leave ALEC ASAP... if not sooner!' "
"Duke Energy has had extremely close ties with ALEC"
"Laws that protect workers from abusive employers, unsafe conditions, and destitution"
"We tortured people unmercifully. We probably murdered dozens"
"overwhelming proof that Rachel was deliberately murdered"
"familiarity has helped foster access at the upper reaches of government"
"Free speech isn’t a vague concept"
"this corporate coup is an end-run around the electorate"
"Federal law prohibits employers from knowingly hiring illegal workers"
"Released by sources like diesel trucks and power plants"
"McCrory has embraced a far-right conspiracy theory"
"the more a miner was exposed to diesel, the greater his cancer risk"
"North Carolina Chamber, Duke Energy...Manufacturers and Chemical Industry Council"
"Progress Energy, Duke Energy"
"there is a greater risk of groundwater contamination from oil and gas"
"According to the court, illegal immigrants can be prohibited from owning guns"
"Stop me if you've heard this one"
"They are charging people every month for nothing"
"They include Duke Energy and Progress Energy"
"shifting to 100 percent clean energy"
"the public now knows of a private club of cronyism between Duke and the IURC"
"Duke Energy always rewards it creepy disgraced executives it seems"
"spent more than $26 million lobbying the federal government...since 2007"
"Duke Energy got $230 million and they generated 196 jobs"
"Stone-Webster guilty of racketeering and fraud...$4-billion judgement"
"if you are a power company, you are exempt from the racketeering laws"
against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places."