All across North Carolina, Duke Energy is storing coal ash in unlined pits directly adjacent to our rivers and lakes. In February, this unsafe and antiquated method of storing toxic waste came to the inevitable result when up to 40,000 tons of coal ash – laced with arsenic, mercury, and lead – gushed into the Dan River.
And North Carolina has 13 other power plants with coal ash ponds across the state that are threatening the health of communities and polluting our groundwater.
Now some lawmakers want to pick and choose which coal ash sites are cleaned up.
June 4, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. in Raleigh, NC (you do not need to be there the entire time)
Community members from across the state will meet with their lawmakers to express concerns about coal ash. No prior experience necessary. We will let lawmakers know that no community should be left behind in a full cleanup.
Please join us in Raleigh to make your voice heard. Get in touch if you have questions. If you cannot make the lobby day but want to get involved please let me know.
NC Lead Organizer, NC Sierra Club