Duke Energy's Western Carolinas Modernization project includes construction of a new substation off Interstate 26 near Campobello, S.C. Property owner Gracie Knie has filed suit, asking the company to submit more detailed plans — including how the company will protect designated wetlands on the nearly 200-acre property, which are indicated in blue.
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Two South Carolina attorneys have filed a lawsuit calling on Duke Energy to release more details about a new substation it’s planning for a site near their home outside Campobello.

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Duke Energy's Western Carolinas Modernization project includes construction of a new substation off Interstate 26 near Campobello, S.C. Property owner Gracie Knie has filed suit, asking the company to submit more detailed plans — including how the company will protect designated wetlands on the nearly 200-acre property, which are indicated in blue.

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