Duke Energy is finally charged for illegally dumping millions of gallons of toxic coal ash into the Dan River of North Carolina. Unfortunately, this is being filed as a misdemeanor. I wonder why the law does not make this a felony? Well, that is beyond my pay grade…
But, when I have debates about renewable energy with my colleagues…where they complain about subsidies to renewables or better yet make the analogy that this winter we had some panels collapse and damage a few cars thus renewables are dangerous..I have to laugh a bit.
First, we are subsidizing the coal industry every time that we make a deal allowing companies to sully our environment with cheap disposal options. Secondly, I am fairly confident that we cannot equate the environmental damage of a destroyed solar panel with that done knowingly by Duke Energy; can we?
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Duke Energy Is Charged in Huge Coal Ash Leak
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