In June, at Duke Energy’s request, company officials met with members of the N.C. Department of Environmental Quality and N.C. Department of Health and Human Services at the DEQ building in Raleigh. It was the same month of the much-reported meeting at the executive mansion between Gov. Pat McCrory and Duke Energy’s chief executive, Lynn Good, as well as other state and company officials.
Mr. McCrory put his company's interests
ahead of the interests of North Carolina citizens
McCrory administration officials have declined to say what was discussed at the meeting.
On Thursday, they also declined to comment on the deposition.
Present at the meeting at the DEQ building were several Duke Energy lawyers as well as Harry Sideris, the senior vice president of environmental, health and safety at Duke Energy, and Mark McIntire, the director of environmental policy and affairs at Duke Energy, according to Davies. Among those representing DEQ were Secretary Donald van der Vaart, who was appointed by McCrory in January 2015, and Tom Reeder, the assistant secretary for the environment.
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