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Council Calls for Mountaintop Removal Coal Ban

The North Carolina Council of Churches (NCCC) issued a resolution calling for legislation banning the use of coal derived from mountaintop removal mining.

The resolution along with the DVD, “Coal Country” will be sent to the State General Assembly and Governor Bev Purdue.

The NCCC will also send the resolution to Chief Executive Officers of Duke Energy and Progress Energy, the largest users of mountaintop removal mined coal, urging them to voluntarily stop using mountaintop removal coal.

Fifty percent of North Carolina’s coal used for electricity comes from mountaintop removal coal mining.





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