SC Appeals Court Nixes Duke's Win On Hydro Dam Permit

Law360, New York (May 2, 2013, 1:34 PM EDT) -- A Duke Energy Carolinas LLC hydroelectric project could be in trouble after a South Carolina appeals court on Wednesday reversed a victory on a procedural delay technicality that allowed Duke to avoid the rescission of a water quality permit, saying Duke itself had slowed the process.

The South Carolina Court of Appeals reversed a lower court's finding that the state's Department of Health and Environmental Control had exceeded its 180-day permit review window and thereby waived its right to issue a water quality certification in connection...
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