McCrory: regulators should decide who pays for coal ash closings
Gov. Pat McCrory says he's going to stay out of the debate whether his former employer Duke Energy should be able to pass the costs of closing North Carolina's coal ash ponds on to consumers. The governor told reporters Tuesday he wants to keep politics out of the decision-making on financial aspects of handling more than 30 ponds at 14 Duke Energy power plants. He says that's best left to the state Utilities Commission.