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The North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) knew that Duke Energy was polluting the Dan River and did nothing to stop it. The DENR and Duke Energy are now under federal investigation. Observers believe the DENR let the spill go as it is the EPA’s job to enforce clean water regulations, but the agency prevented citizen groups from suing Duke Energy. Some argue that this protected Duke Energy while putting citizens and the environment at risk.
Independent retailers who wish to do business in downtown Raleigh are having trouble affording the outrageous costs of rent. Recently, developers have been buying up the areas in downtown Raleigh, effectively pushing out small business owners.