"Duke CEO: All Customers Pay for Coal Ash Cleanup"

"CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Duke Energy's CEO says while the company and its shareholders will pay to clean up a coal ash spill in the Dan River, its customers will shoulder the costs of closing the rest of the utility's coal ash ponds across North Carolina."

"Duke Energy has until March 15 to let Gov. Pat McCrory details about how it will pay to protect the environment from the company's 32 ash ponds at 14 North Carolina power plants. Duke CEO Lynn Good gave no indication exactly what her company's plans are after receiving the BusinessWoman of the Year award at Queens University on Friday.

But she did seem to tell a reporter with The Charlotte Observer (http://bit.ly/1dCstn6) that customers should expect to pay for their share of the company's actions."

The Associated Press had the story March 8, 2014.


"Coal Ash Poses a Risk To Charlotte Region's Water Supply" (Charlotte Observer)

"Duke Ceo: Customers Should Pay Ash Pond Costs" (Charlotte Observer)

"Duke CEO: Customers Will Cover Coal Ash Removal" (WRAL)

"Duke Energy’s $1 Billion Cleanup: Who Would Pay?" (Charlotte Observer)

Source: AP, 03/10/2014