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NC Democrats to push bill to move all coal ash

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Posted: Thursday, March 13, 2014 2:37 pm

RALEIGH — Democrats at the North Carolina legislature say Duke Energy should be forced to move all of its coal ash to lined landfills away from water and make shareholders — not customers — pay for the cleanup.

House and Senate Democrats unveiled the framework of a bill today they intend to introduce when the General Assembly reconvenes in May. They want Republicans in charge of the legislature to join them given last month's coal ash pond rupture along the Dan River.

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