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Date: April 29, 2020

In a recent article, Melodie Virtue discussed climate advocacy group NC WARN's petition to the FCC to investigate underwriting announcements made by North Carolina public broadcaster WUNC on behalf of Duke Energy.

Melodie points out that a phrase cited in NC WARN's complaint — “reducing carbon emissions by x% since 2005” — might be considered a qualitative statement and in violation of the FCC's guidelines for noncommercial underwriting. She notes, however, that the phrase “building a smarter energy future” would be allowed as an established slogan.

Read the full article on the Current website.

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