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Peppers90 NC

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Duke's Environmental Problems

11 February 2014 - 04:12 PM

Problems as in they are damaging our natural resources, but not like they are being forced to do anything about it, so maybe I should have titled it:  "The Peoples Problems Caused by Duke Energy"




I guess it helps having a former employee and friend as the govenor to turn the other way.  



Over the last year, environmental groups have tried three times to use the federal Clean Water Act to force Duke Energy to clear out leaky coal ash dumps like the one that ruptured last week, spewing enough toxic sludge into a North Carolina river to fill 73 Olympic-sized pools.

Each time, they say, their efforts have been stymied — by the N.C. Department of Environment and Natural Resources.

The state agency has blocked the citizen lawsuits by intervening at the last minute to assert its own authority under the federal act to take enforcement action. After negotiating with Duke, the state proposed settlements where the nation's largest electricity provider pays modest fines but is under no requirement to actually clean up its coal ash ponds.

Clean water advocates have long complained that state regulators are too cozy with the polluters they regulate. But they say that coordination and cooperation has become even more overt since the January 2013 inauguration of Gov. Pat McCrory, a pro-business Republican who worked at Duke Energy for 28 years.




"The Sutton site is scary bad," said Frank Holleman, a senior attorney at the Southern Environmental Law Center. "They've got significant groundwater contamination on one side headed toward the drinking water wells of a poor community. On the other side, you have a popular public fishing lake where they had significant fish die offs, and fish contamination."


2014 Free Agents - by team

24 January 2014 - 12:48 PM

too many to list in post but here is a convenient link:



Riverboat Strikes Again

23 December 2013 - 10:52 AM

Anyone else thinking that punting at the two minute warning with only two timeouts down by three was one of the gutsiest, riskiest calls of the year?  Compare that to going for 4th and 10 a few weeks back vs Miami, similar offensive struggles during the game and this time we punt on 4th and like 6.  

It's Official 12-07-13

25 November 2013 - 12:19 PM

at Saints SNF!




04 November 2013 - 11:10 AM

The first two years under Chud and lead by Cam, we were one of the most explosive offenses, ranking #1 and #2 those years for explosive plays over 20 yards and for yards per play.  Our defense may have suffered, because that led to some short possessions.  This year, we are near the bottom and have been somewhat knocked for it.  The difference is, and why we are winning, is we are dominating the time of possession.  Minimal turnovers and minimal three and outs, are the main reason.  Keeping our defense off the field is the main reason why they are ranked so high right now, and under Shula, we may have one of the best offenses in Panthers history, although not especially explosive.  But we sure as hell have the potential to be.  Hopefully, we can sustain long drives against the Niners and Patriots.

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