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Gov. McCrory denies Duke coal ash deal involvement

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RALEIGH, N.C. - North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory denies he had any talks with Duke Energy executives or lobbyists about his administration's proposed deal to settle environmental violations at two of the $50 billion company's coal ash dumps for $99,000.

McCrory was asked about the agreement at a public event on Friday after his office had not responded to questions from The Associated Press.

Lawyers for the N.C. Department of Environment and Natural Resources pulled the deal from consideration after last week's massive coal ash spill into the Dan River. Environmentalists opposed the proposed agreement they described as a sweetheart deal that would have done nothing to require the nation's largest electricity provider to clean up its toxic dumps.

McCrory worked at Duke 28 years before retiring to run for governor.

-----    MICHAEL BIESECKER
    Associated Press


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