Saturday, March 1, 2014

COLUMBIA, SC: Duke Energy could avoid coal ash lawsuit if SC bill passes | Business | The State

sfretwell@thestate.comFebruary 28, 2014 Updated 6 hours ago
Under pressure from South Carolina’s influential business lobby, the Legislature agreed in 2012 to limit citizens lawsuits under SouthCarolina’s pollution statute. But lawmakers left what many say is a
gaping loophole in the 2012 law that they are now trying to close with a bill to protect businesses from citizen suits. The 2012 law still allows citizens to sue for pollution that occurred before the law passed in June of that year.

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