Attorney representing BREDL sends correspondence to Federal Court Appointed Monitor for Duke Energy’s Probation regarding Coal Cash convictions
Jan. 8, 2018: Attorney John Runkle has sent correspondence to Benjamin Wilson the Federal Court Appointed Monitor for Duke Energy’s probation relating to the nine criminal convictions for its decades of mishandling of coal
ash and violations of the Clean Water Act. This comes after a WBTV - Charlotte investigation showing Duke Energy fully participated in the National Ash Management Advisory Board (NAMAB) process.
Mr. Runkle states, "as the Court Appointed Monitor you have the responsibility to insure compliance by Duke Energy with its probation term, and the authority to obtain relevant documents and
testimony from Duke Energy and the NAMAB. We urge you to fully investigate this interference as it brings into question all of the recommendations made by the NAMAB and Duke Energy to State regulators, the NC General Assembly, and the Department of
Justice, as well as any 'good faith' compliance with the plea agreements."
View Attorney Runkle's Letter