Court rules against state's largest utility

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The Supreme Court gave a boost today to a federal clean air initiative aimed at forcing utilities to install pollution control equipment on aging coal-fired power plants.

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Jay

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Apr 2, 2007
 
Stock went up 2% on the news.
trosmok

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Apr 2, 2007
 
Chalk one up for the enviroment on this ruling, gang. Unfortunately, it will cost the utility customers in the long run. If Duke energy had complied with the EPA regulations, as IPL, Nipsco, and the other electric utilities have, instead of paying pettyfoggers and fines like they are now, we would all be better off. Particularly those of us that live downwind of their coal-fired plants.
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Apr 2, 2007
 
Ouch, I think my electric bill is going to hurt a bit more.
Doug

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Apr 2, 2007
 
Sounds like the attorneys are milking this for as long as possible. What else is new? The public will end up paying the tab no matter what is finally decided.
Greg

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Apr 2, 2007
 
How much is my utility bill going up because of this lawsuit?
Consider This

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Apr 2, 2007
 
The end user ALWAYS pays.

Since: Jan 07

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Apr 2, 2007
 
No matter who wins, we lose! Duke wins, we get poorer quality air. Duke loses, there go our electric bills.

“I Pity the Fool”

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Fishers, IN

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Apr 2, 2007
 
One positive is that as the pollution controls are installed on power plants, Indiana coal mines will be brought back online, and/or production will increase leading to more jobs in Southwestern Indiana. Cities like Atlanta are having their coal shipped in from Wyoming because it has less pollutants. With these "smoke eaters," Indiana coal which has a higher sulfur content will be able to be used instead.
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Apr 2, 2007
 
Way to go tree huggers, we should start switching everything to nuclear power. Of course the tree huggers won't let that happen either. Guess we will all just have to go Flinstone style.
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#15
Apr 2, 2007
 
Duke Energy's managers are screwing up by the book anyway. It's all about the stock price anyway.

Time to file complaints with the IURC any time the electricity burps...
Mel

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#16
Apr 2, 2007
 
So, you want cleaner air and cheaper electric bills and expect the utility to pay for the costs? I'd like a new house that somebody else would pay for. Utilities only produce electricity because there is a demand for it - meaning if you require less electricity the utility will consume less coal.
Too many people all the benefits without the costs. Business isn't a charity. How many of you work free?
Edward L Pipkin

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#18
Apr 2, 2007
 
Does this affect Indiana Residence?
vern albrecht

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#19
Apr 2, 2007
 
As a duke customer I expect they will
pas that along or go out of biz.
Joe J

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#20
Apr 2, 2007
 
Regardless of what Duke thinks, the air needs to be cleaned up. If they don't like it, they should get into another type of business. There have been many mnay improvements in autos, foods, medicines, etc. and the power plants are just one more source of pollution.
JFJ
Bye Bye now

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Apr 2, 2007
 
bjt wrote:
<quoted text> Please, someone, explain this message to me!!!!
I think Bubba has been sniffing acid rain.
Joe

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#23
Apr 2, 2007
 
We need to get rid of some more liberal morons at the Supreme Court.
Go Nuclear

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#24
Apr 2, 2007
 
Nukes are the answer to this problem and the Mideast oil addiction!!
Snoopy

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#25
Apr 2, 2007
 
Wind and biomass are the answer here. But has Duke (or IPL, for that matter) explored them? No. They'd rather stick with using their 1940s 'technology'.
BackHomeAgainInI ndiana

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#26
Apr 2, 2007
 
Joe wrote:
We need to get rid of some more liberal morons at the Supreme Court.
Yeah, Thomas, Scalia, Alitto. What a bunch of liberal morons.
BackHomeAgainInI ndiana

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#27
Apr 2, 2007
 
Go Nuclear wrote:
Nukes are the answer to this problem and the Mideast oil addiction!!
Right! What could anyone do with a bunch of nuclear waste that would concern us.(Where do you live? We'll need to site the reactors in the right place.)

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