Bruce Henderson has an article in the October 9th Charlotte Observer titled “Lobbying pays off for Duke” detailing the the massive sums being spent by Duke Energy lobbying for “carbon dioxide cap-and-trade”.
While mentioning the dramatic spike in Duke’s lobbying budget, which the Observer notes are underwritten by ratepayers, the paper cites the following claim without challenge:
‘That was a major achievement,’ said Duke spokesman Tom Williams. ‘I would say that was a major example of our (lobbying) presence paying off for our customers.’
But back in June, Henderson also reported for the Observer, that Duke is seeking 13.5% increase for …