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Call for Duke Energy to clean up their ash at upcoming events

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We invite you to join us

Join SACE at events around North Carolina,
to remind Duke Energy:
They must be accountable for their coal ash dumps!

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For years, Duke Energy’s coal ash dumps have been illegally polluting North Carolina’s waters with dangerous toxics like selenium, arsenic and lead. These dumpsites also threaten communities and important resources with the chance of another massive spill that recently released 140,000 tons of coal ash and wastewater into North Carolina’s own Dan River.

Despite the dangers associated with coal ash impoundments, Duke Energy isn’t planning to release plans to move all their ash out of outdated, leaking dumps to new sites safely away from our waterways. Duke says that when they do clean up these dumpsites, it will be the ratepayers, not the utility shareholders, that will foot the bill.

Several events in the coming weeks will bring together concerned citizens, environmental advocates and coal ash experts to call on Duke energy to take full responsibility for their ash and share ways you can get involved to hold them accountable.

Mark these events on your calendar!


Roanoke River Basin Town Hall Meeting

What: The Dan River spill continues to impact the people who live and recreate in the Roanoke River Basin. Over 140,000 tons of toxic coal ash and wastewater threatens water quality and public health. Local economies are suffering with tourists avoiding the now-tainted river. Join the Roanoke River Basin Association, coal ash experts and concerned citizens at a town hall meeting to learn more about these impacts, what’s being done to demand clean up of the river and how you can get involved. To learn more about the Roanoke River Basin Association, visit www.rrba.org.

When: April 24, 2014 at 6:00 pm

Where: H. Leslie Perry Library

205 Breckenridge St.

Henderson, NC 27536

Contact: Deborah Ferrucio, deborahferruccio@gmail.com
Leslie James, rueduconscious@gmail.com


Duke Shareholder Meeting Candelight Vigil

What: Join concerned citizens and environmental groups from across North Carolina for a candlelight vigil on the eve of the annual Duke shareholder meeting to demand Duke Energy clean up of all their leaking coal ash dumpsites and that Duke, not the public, bear full responsibility for clean up.

When: April 30, 2014 at 7:30 p.m.

Where: New Duke Energy Headquarters

550 South Tryon St.

Charlotte, NC 28202

Contact: Bill Gupton, billgupton1@gmail.com


Duke Shareholder Meeting Rally and Press Conference

What: Join concerned citizens and environmental groups from across North Carolina at the annual Duke shareholder meeting to demand Duke Energy clean up of all their leaking coal ash dumpsites and that Duke, not the public, bear full responsibility for clean up.

When: May 1, 2014 at 8:30 a.m.

Where: Former Duke Energy Headquarters

526 South Church St.

Charlotte, NC 28202

Contact: Bill Gupton, billgupton1@gmail.com


We look forward to seeing you!

Questions for SACE? Contact
 Joan Walker, joan@cleanenergy.org

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