MOVE NC'S TOXIC COAL ASH
Clean water advocates in NC have for years been calling on legislators and Duke Energy to more safely store coal ash waste, the toxic sludge left over from burning coal. Duke Energy has 14 coal ash dumps across NC that are in unlined ponds sitting beside important bodies of water. The unsafe and antiquated storage of this waste finally came to the inevitable result: on February 2nd over 30,000 tons of coal ash - laced with arsenic, mercury, and lead - gushed into NC’s Dan River.
It's time to clean-up North Carolina's toxic coal ash ponds. Tell your state legislators – no more excuses and no more delays:
Time to act on climate change
U.S. Congress may be voting on a bipartisan bill (S761) soon that promotes energy efficiency and would help to curb carbon pollution in America. As evidence continues to mount that climate change is real (i.e. heat waves, droughts, and wildfires across the U.S.) it’s time that Congress acts on it. S761 would spur innovation in energy efficiency technologies for residential, commercial and industrial sectors. It could even create over 75,000 new jobs by 2020 and save consumers $4 billion in energy savings.
Tell Senator Kay Hagan and Senator Richard Burr to support this commonsense proposal:
Good news! NC Conservation Network won the $5,000 What Matters Innovation Award from the Triangle Community Foundation. Thanks to everyone who voted for us. We were humbled to be up against Triangle Land Conservancy and Ellerbe Creek Watershed Association – both are innovative organizations doing wonderful work to protect our environment.
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