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Speak Out on Duke’s Cliffside Power Plant near Charlotte, NC

See our website for more information about the proposed Cliffside Powerplant or air pollution in general.

What: Public Hearing about Duke Energy Cliffside Power Plant Air Permit

When: Tuesday, September 18th, 6pm

Why: To ask DAQ to deny Duke Energy’s Air Permit

Where: Chase High School, 1603 Chase High School Rd, Forest City, NC (45 minutes east of Hendersonville)

Appalachian Voices will be organizing vans to take YOU to the public hearing from Boone, Asheville, and Charlotte. If you are interested in carpooling with us, please contact us at (828) 262-1500 or email {encode=”” title=””} no later than Noon, Monday, September 17. If you breathe air, we highly encourage you to attend.

We need your help on September 18! Recently, the North Carolina Utilities Commission announced plans to allow Duke Energy to build a new 800-megawatt coal-fired power plant at its Cliffside facility in Rutherfordton, NC. If completed, this power plant will emit 312 million tons of carbon dioxide, the primary pollutant responsible for global warming, over its fifty year lifespan.

That’s equal to putting an additional one million cars on the roads for the next 50 years!

The state Department of Air Quality (DAQ) is now reviewing Duke’s air pollution permit application—the last significant hurdle for Duke before they start building the new coal plant.

Please join Appalachian Voices and other community members in taking this opportunity to tell DAQ to deny Duke’s air pollution permit. It is critical that we have a strong showing at this hearing, to let DAQ know that more coal power will take North Carolina in the wrong direction.

If you are unable to attend the hearing but still want your VOICE heard please send all written comments to the following address by by October 31, 2007:

Donald Van der Vaart
ATTN: Air Permits Section
1641 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, NC 27699-1641


By letting our voice be heard, we can do our part to stop global warming and create a clean, safe energy future for North Carolina, the nation and the world.

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See our website for more information about the proposed Cliffside Powerplant or air pollution in general.





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