US government to end case against Duke Energy

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The US government has agreed to end a 15-year-old legal case against Duke Energy.

The US government had initiated the case against Duke Energy for “violating federal Clean Air Act at some of the company’s coal-fired power plants in North Carolina”.

Duke Energy had been denying the alleged violations and maintains it has fully complied with federal law.

The company has stated that it was agreeing to settle the case solely to avoid the costs and uncertainties of continued litigation.

The company filed a settlement agreement before a US District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina, in Greensboro.

Duke Energy estimates the costs of continued litigation would exceed the costs of the settlement agreement.

The agreement is subject to court approval.

Ajith Kumar S

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