Cooper Urged To Act Against Duke Energy

Cooper Urged To Act Against Duke Energy

3:53am Oct 08, 2015
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North Carolina’s Attorney General is being pressured to investigate Duke Energy.  Several environmental groups want Duke Energy to phase out North Carolina’s coal-fired plants.

NC WARN's attorney submitted an "emergency complaint" to Roy Cooper Wednesday demanding he look at the Charlotte-based utility. The groups argue Cooper should take Duke Energy to court and get its corporate charter amended to make it address a global climate crisis.

They contend Duke Energy pretends to support renewable energy when only a small percentage of sales come from that method.

Duke Energy spokesperson Paige Sheehan calls the complaint a gimmick and says the utility has done more than NC WARN to advance renewable energy and environmental protection.

Cooper's office says the complaint will be reviewed.

The Associated Press contributed to this report. 


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