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How ALEC helped Duke Energy block stricter coal ash rules

February 20, 2014 - Duke Energy has long fought strict federal regulations on coal ash, which is in the spotlight again following a spill from one of the company's North Carolina plants. Duke got help from the American Legislative Exchange Council, the controversial corporate-interest advocacy group that has counted the utility among its members.

INSTITUTE INDEX: Killer goo imperils Florida waters

August 9, 2013 - Toxic algae is choking Florida rivers and estuaries, killing animals, sickening people, and costing billions of dollars. Why is the Obama administration backing away from plans to clean up the pollution that's causing the problem? That's a question protesters will be asking this weekend.