SACE | Southern Alliance for Clean Energy
Clean Up Coal Ash Lobby Day
All across North Carolina, Duke Energy dumps coal ash in unlined pits directly adjacent to our rivers and lakes. 1.5 million North Carolinians rely on drinking water downstream of these coal ash ponds. In February this unsafe and antiquated method of storing toxic waste caused 140,000 tons of coal ash and wastewater contaminated with arsenic, mercury, and lead to pour into the Dan River. Coal ash now coats the bottom of the Dan River for more than 70 miles, and is inches thick in some locations. And North Carolina has 13 other coal ash sites across the state that are threatening the health of communities and polluting precious groundwater on a daily basis.
Join other community members from across the state to meet your lawmakers, share your concerns about coal ash and let them know that all North Carolina communities need full coal ash clean up. Please join us in Raleigh to make your voice heard!
When: Jun 4 2014, Wed 9:00am - 2:00pm
Where: North Carolina General Assembly
16 W Jones St, Raleigh, NC, 27601
828-254-6776 ext. 7