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(Think Progress)   Those scamps at Duke Energy have been caught -for the 8th time in a month- intentionally dumping toxic waste into a North Carolina river. In response NC Gov and former Duke executive Pat McCrory expected to sigh, wag his finger, and say "oh YOU"   (thinkprogress.org) divider line 20
    More: Sad, Pat McCrory, Duke Energy, North Carolina, toxic wastes, toxic metal, rivers  
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2014-03-21 04:15:24 PM
4 votes:

I Like Shiny Things: I love reading stories from ThinkProgress because they are totally unbiased.


That's why I only read corporate press releases.
2014-03-21 02:54:16 PM
3 votes:
Duke (Energy) Sucks!
2014-03-21 04:44:39 PM
2 votes:
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2014-03-21 04:28:29 PM
2 votes:
Mortimer... Mortimer... we're back!
2014-03-22 12:31:11 AM
1 votes:

foo monkey: If the waste water is blue, it can't be that bad, right?


These are not refreshment stands:

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2014-03-21 07:55:33 PM
1 votes:
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2014-03-21 07:41:13 PM
1 votes:
Round these parts we have OPPD, a public power district.  That's right, the power is owned by the public.  It's pret... wait a tick.  The public... owns the...power...  Holy Fark!  That's socialisms!  Nebraskans are practicing socialisms right in the heart of the country!!!
2014-03-21 06:05:56 PM
1 votes:
Having been a cop before, i have to say the encounter with the officer in the film was total bullshiat. They had broken no laws, it was a public (state) owned waterway, and the cop had 0 reason, 0...to stop them, let alone ask them for ID, and threatening them with calling the conservation police was total crap. They should have told him to go fark himself, and the men he came in with, and laughed while he stood there with nothing to charge him with. This was an obviously controlled officer who was told to scare them off by his superiors. Way to scare off the people who can expose the company's abuse of the environment by using the local police. Thats some fine honorable police work there lou. Someone..is getting paid. I would have loved to be in that boat. Man, the ensuing lawsuits would have made me a millionaire.
2014-03-21 05:11:27 PM
1 votes:

Old enough to know better: Maybe when that shiat starts seeping across state lines something will get done.


What?  Tennessee?  South Carolina?  Part of the best thing about being North Carolina is that we surrounded ourselves with the worst states so we can always look better by comparison.
2014-03-21 04:55:20 PM
1 votes:

rzrwiresunrise: If the market were so outraged, it would have done something about it. Boycotts? Nope. Lawsuits? Nope. Can't be too upset if Duke isn't facing any economic repercussions. See, this is what a free market looks like. If only this could be a model for the rest of our great nation, we'd see a real economic rebound.


How do you Boycott a utility monopoly, anyways?  I do I re-rig the entire electric grid so I can get power from someone else?
2014-03-21 04:33:33 PM
1 votes:
Step 1 - collect a barrelful of the waste water
Step 2 - rent some form of aircraft
Step 3 - dump the barrelful on the CEO's house
Step 4 - watch him try to call it 'poison' and 'toxic' while his company denies it isn't.

/what jury would ever convict?
2014-03-21 04:33:20 PM
1 votes:

d23: bdub77: Well, being someone who actually lives in NC, let me just say that I hope our state doesn't share that same political apathy and pessimism.

Duke Energy is our energy company here in Indiana, and I can say we don't share the apathy and pessimism either.  Our populace continues to very enthusiastically provide fellatio to every energy exec (except those dirty hippy clean energy folks) in the beliefs that if we just give it just A LITTLE BIT MORE then we'll get a golden shower of jobs.

Just...a...little...bit...more.

The constant kissass we give our corporations fits VERY well into Einstein's definition of insanity.  These assholes don't create jobs, they constantly destroy them.  Start make them pay taxes and stop kissing their damn ass.


Now now. We also suck off farmers by burning magic corn.

Coal doesn't have a monopoly on Indiana economic felatios.
2014-03-21 04:23:40 PM
1 votes:

wildsnowllama: Don't worry, the free market will handle this. Everyone affected by Duke dumping waste in this river will just get their coal from some other company.


Exactly, I don't see why there's a reason people are getting upset about this.
2014-03-21 04:21:30 PM
1 votes:

Weaver95: And you know what? Nothing will change. I honestly don't know why we even bother with environmental protection laws anymore...companies ignore the rules, and even if they get caught, they just pay the fines and keep right on dumping iwaste illegally. They can literally poison people and get away with it. Someone gets sick as a result of their dumping, they have the lawyers and legal staff to deal with anything that comes up. Cops protect them. They've got a pr staff to handle any negative press backlash and legislators are on the payroll.


Knowingly dumping toxic chemicals into the groundwater sounds an awful lot like deploying a weapon of mass destruction against civilians to me.

Maybe this isn't a job for environmental protection laws.
2014-03-21 04:19:48 PM
1 votes:

I Like Shiny Things: I love reading stories from ThinkProgress because they are totally unbiased.


Yeah! They should really be telling us the positive aspects of toxic waste spills too.
2014-03-21 04:17:03 PM
1 votes:
Don't worry, the free market will handle this. Everyone affected by Duke dumping waste in this river will just get their coal from some other company.
d23 [TotalFark]
2014-03-21 04:14:15 PM
1 votes:

Ringshadow: Fun fact: coal waste is radioactive.

Another fun fact: coal and gas are barely regulated compared to nuclear.

/go on, give them a real regulatory body with teeth
//if ONE nuke plant did this we'd be facing the shutdown of ALL nuke plants in the US


But...derrrrrrr. SUN SETS, WIND DIES.

ddduuuuhhhh
d23 [TotalFark]
2014-03-21 04:13:37 PM
1 votes:

bdub77: Well, being someone who actually lives in NC, let me just say that I hope our state doesn't share that same political apathy and pessimism.


Duke Energy is our energy company here in Indiana, and I can say we don't share the apathy and pessimism either.  Our populace continues to very enthusiastically provide fellatio to every energy exec (except those dirty hippy clean energy folks) in the beliefs that if we just give it just A LITTLE BIT MORE then we'll get a golden shower of jobs.

Just...a...little...bit...more.

The constant kissass we give our corporations fits VERY well into Einstein's definition of insanity.  These assholes don't create jobs, they constantly destroy them.  Start make them pay taxes and stop kissing their damn ass.
2014-03-21 02:49:24 PM
1 votes:
And you know what? Nothing will change. I honestly don't know why we even bother with environmental protection laws anymore...companies ignore the rules, and even if they get caught, they just pay the fines and keep right on dumping iwaste illegally. They can literally poison people and get away with it. Someone gets sick as a result of their dumping, they have the lawyers and legal staff to deal with anything that comes up. Cops protect them. They've got a pr staff to handle any negative press backlash and legislators are on the payroll.
2014-03-21 02:20:28 PM
1 votes:
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