Press Release

November 9, 2010

 

Yesterday’s firings by Duke Energy of President Michael W. Reed and staff attorney Scott Storms raise serious questions about what was uncovered by Duke in its internal investigations pertaining to the ongoing ethics scandal.  On November 5, Duke President James Rogers stated before the IURC that if any misconduct was discovered, his company would take “decisive and appropriate actions.”  

October 28, 2010

A coalition of consumer and environmental organizations filed a request today with the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission that two public field hearings be scheduled regarding the cost increases pertaining to the problem plagued IGCC power plant currently under construction in Knox County by Duke Energy.   The coalition also questions Duke Energy’s continued need for the overly expensive project.  

October 20, 2010

Common Cause/Indiana and the Citizens Action Coalition of Indiana today sent a letter to Joe Hogsett, the United States Attorney for Indiana’s Southern District requesting his office immediately begin an investigation into official misconduct by members and staff of the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission and Duke Energy.  

October 14, 2010

The Citizens Action coalition applauds new IURC Chairman James D. Atterholt on his decision to audit cases overseen by former Chief Administrative Law Judge Scott Storms, who is now on administrative leave with Duke Energy.  The cases to be re-examined include the original proceeding in Cause No. 43114, or the case which granted Duke the approval to build the problem-plagued IGCC power plant, currently under construction in Knox County. 

October 11, 2010

Today the Citizens Action Coalition electronically delivered a letter to Governor Daniels outlining its concerns that the problems at the IURC go well beyond the "bad judgment" of two people.  CAC believes that important, unanswered questions regarding the controversy should preclude even the Governor from pre-judging the conclusions of an investigation yet to be completed.  

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