Duke CEO: All customers pay for coal ash cleanup

Duke CEO: All customers pay for coal ash cleanup (Image 1)
Duke CEO: All customers pay for coal ash cleanup (Image 1)

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 likely will
shoulder the costs of closing the rest of the utility's coal ash ponds
across North Carolina.

Duke CEO Lynn Good told The Charlotte Observer that customers benefited from the ash when it was the byproduct of
making electricity for generations, so they should have to pay the costs
of dealing with the ash now.

Duke Energy
has until March 15 to let Gov. Pat McCrory details about how it will
pay for taking care of its 32 ash ponds at 14 North Carolina power
plants.

Good spoke after receiving the BusinessWoman of the Year award at Queens University on Friday.

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