The North Carolina Coal Ash Commission has begun the process of creating rules and regulations to manage the cleanup of Duke Energy’s 32 coal ash ponds.
The Commission has a huge job. Among other things, Commission Chair Michael Jacobs made it clear that cost will be a consideration.
“To the extent that cleanup costs are passed on to the residents and businesses of North Carolina through higher power rates, everyone who uses power will share the expense,” Jacobs said.
Duke Energy has said it would cost $10 billion to move coal ash from all sites.