(Please note that you do not have to be at the event for the entire time - see links below for details.)
As you know, in February a stormwater pipe burst beneath a coal ash impoundment spilling 40,000 tons of coal ash - laced with arsenic, mercury, and lead - 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.
Along with Dan River, North Carolina has 13 other coal plants and 33 coal ash pits across that state that are threatening the health of communities and polluting precious groundwater.
That's right. All across North Carolina, Duke Energy is storing coal ash in unlined pits directly adjacent to our rivers and lakes. Hundreds of thousands of North Carolinians rely on drinking water downstream of these coal ash ponds.
Join us for our Coal Ash Lobby Day in Raleigh on June 4 to make sure your community has a voice in how this toxic coal ash is cleaned up!
You may not be surprised to learn that some lawmakers want to pick and choose which coal ash sites are cleaned up. Join community members from across the state to tell your lawmakers that your community matters!
Click here to make sure your community is represented during the Coal Ash Lobby Day on June 4