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:
Donate to help clean up toxic coal ash lagoons across NC
The Dan River coal ash spill happened on February 2 and our work in the wake of this disaster has not stopped since. Our staff have been working around the clock to make sure that Duke, DENR, and our elected officials are held accountable and that the more than 30 coal ash lagoons located across our beautiful state are cleaned up as soon as possible.
Please consider donating to support this important work. We are asking our supporters to give $38 - the number of days that have passed since the spill.