Suit Over Duke Energy Tax Credits Tossed

Law360, New York (November 12, 2008, 12:00 AM EST) -- A district court judge has dismissed a lawsuit by environmental advocacy groups that challenged federal tax credits the U.S. Department of Energy agreed to give Duke Energy Corp. for its planned cleaner coal plant.

After Duke Energy secured a construction permit to build its Cliffside facility in North Carolina, Appalachian Voices and Canary Coalition sued the DOE claiming that it had not considered the environmental impacts of tax credit programs that the Energy Policy Act of 2005 provided for cleaner coal projects. The Cliffside plant was...
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