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Cliffside Protest Dominates Downtown Charlotte on Monday

Charlotte, NC – On Monday, April 20th, 2009 over 300 citizens took a stand against the proposed Cliffside coal-fired power plant, and 44 were willingly arrested.

The demonstration was organized by a coalition of over a dozen environmental, faith-based and social justice groups, which are calling on Duke Energy and the state of North Carolina to cancel construction of the Cliffside coal power plant expansion. The new unit is predicted to cost $2.4 billion and emit an estimated six million tons of carbon dioxide every year for the next 50 years.

The Cliffside Climate Action is the latest in the growing wave of civil disobedience demanding that the country move away from coal power.

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