Photo courtesy Waterkeeper Alliance
We need an end to coal ash pollution in North Carolina, and we need it now. Duke's refusal to deal with the ongoing problem of their coal ash ponds led to 82,000 tons of toxic ash full of arsenic, mercury, and selenium spilling into the Dan River. And now there's a federal criminal investigation into Duke's handling of their coal ash ponds and improper dealings with state regulators and elected officials. There are even signs of yet another leak, and Duke officials might stick their customers with the bill for cleaning up!
It's high time for Duke to take responsibility and clean up all of their toxic coal ash ponds. Over 5,000 Sierra Club members and supporters like you have signed our petitions to Lynn Good, Duke's CEO, as well as another 3,500 from our friends at Greenpeace, Appalachian Voices, NC Conservation Network, and Waterkeeper Alliance.
On Tuesday, February 25, we'll be delivering all 8,500 (and counting) of your letters to Duke Headquarters in Charlotte. Join Appalachia native, longtime coal activist and Director of Sierra Club's Beyond Coal campaign Mary Anne Hitt and show up in person to show Duke and the assembled media that we demand Duke take action.
WHO: Beyond Coal Director Mary Anne Hitt, North Carolinians from across the state and you!
WHAT: Demand Duke clean up their coal ash
WHEN: Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2014, 11:00 a.m.
WHERE: Duke headquarters, 550 S Tryon St, Charlotte, NC [Map]
Questions? Contact Emma Greenbaum at email@example.com
Parking is available on the street, in a parking deck across the street called The Green, and at the Duke Tower itself. Coming from Asheville and want help with transportation, send Emma Greenbaum an email and let us know.
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