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A THIRD chance: DAQ extended comment period for Cliffside Power Plant expansion near Charlotte, NC

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

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 were unable to attend the hearings in September and October, but still want your VOICE heard please send all written comments to the following address by by November 15th, 2007:

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

OR

donald.vandervaart@ncmail.net

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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