Duke Energy wants to hike customers' rates by 15%, charging customers $311 million for the cleaning up of toxic coal ash pits Duke has neglected for decades. We’ve already been paying a high cost for Duke’s mess: toxic pollution in our waterways and drinking water, which has been threatening our communities’ health and wellbeing. It's time for Duke to be held responsible for its mistakes.
In the aftermath of the Dan River spill, we learned that Duke ignored coal ash problems they knew about for years. Customers should not be forced to foot the bill for Duke's coal ash mismanagement.
The North Carolina Utilities Commission is seeking public comments on Duke's proposal. Tell them you oppose any handouts for polluters, and that you want Duke Energy, not customers like you, to be held responsible for the costs of cleaning up this toxic mess.
Every one of Duke Energy's 13 coal ash dumpsites are polluting surrounding ground and surface waters with toxics like arsenic, lead, chromium and mercury. Photo credit: Waterkeeper Alliance.