Clean Water Advocates to Deliver Thousands of Citizen Petitions to Duke Energy

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North Carolinians Demand Duke Energy Take Full Responsibility for Coal Ash Spill and Costs

CHARLOTTE, NC – On Tuesday, February 25 at 12:00 PM, clean water and environmental advocates will present Duke Energy with more than 9,000 petitions signed by North Carolina citizens over the last few weeks demanding the nation’s largest utility company take full responsibility for the costs of the Dan River coal ash spill. Representatives from organizations working to protect North Carolina’s people, water and environment will deliver the petitions; Duke Energy has been invited to send a representative. Sponsoring organizations include Action NC, Appalachian Voices, Charlotte Environmental Action, Democracy NC, Greenpeace, the Sierra Club and We Love Mountain Island Lake

WHERE: Duke Energy headquarters, 550 South Tryon Street, Charlotte, NC

WHEN: Tuesday, February 25, 2014 at 12:00 PM

WHO: Amy Adams, North Carolina campaign coordinator, Appalachian Voices

Mary Anne Hitt, national director, Sierra Club's Beyond Coal campaign

Luis Rodriguez, community organizer, Action NC

Sarah Behnke, We Love Mountain Island Lake

Elise Keaton, Keeper of the Mountains, CARE Campaign

Others To Be Announced

Others To Be Announced

***VISUALS: Large boxes holding thousands of petitions, bright, colorful signs asking Duke Energy to protect clean water and ratepayers, large photos of coal ash sites across North Carolina and diverse participants wearing brightly colored tee-shirts. ***

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