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Tweak to law protected Duke’s coal ash pits

Documents and interviews collected by The Associated Press show how Duke's lobbyists prodded Republican legislators to tuck a 330-word provision in a regulatory reform bill running nearly 60 single-spaced pages. Though the bill never once mentions coal ash, the change allowed Duke to avoid any costly cleanup of contaminated groundwater leaching from its unlined dumps toward rivers, lakes and the drinking wells of nearby homeowners.

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Late last month, on the eve of a settlement in a major lawsuit involving Duke Energy, Crescent Communities announced a new $100 million project to add 150 luxury hotel rooms to the 50-cabin Inn at Palmetto Bluff resort in Bluffton, S.C. Courtesy of Crescent Communities

The settlement of a complicated, internecine $1.2 billion lawsuit has signaled the end of any relationship between two once-synonymous giants of economic development in Charlotte. But the Jan. 7 dismissal in a Texas court of a 2010 suit brought by ...

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