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The Cost of Doing Business: Regulators Impose Minor Fine on Duke Energy Over Coal Ash Pollution

Rachel Maddow reports on how NC state regulators got in the way of environmental lawsuits against an energy company that is now responsible for a toxic spill.

Rachel Maddow reports that as citizen’s environmental groups were bringing suit against Duke Energy, now responsible for the environmental damage in North Carolina after a massive coal ash spill, the state agency moved in, took over the case and assessed a minor fine ending the case. There were no provisions for cleanup or damages. State regulators blocked lawsuits and assessed $99,111 fine, but the company is worth $50 billion.

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