Huge Crowd to Deliver 5K Petitions to Duke Energy Florida

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Jenna Garland, Sierra Club, (404) 281-6398, jenna.garland@sierraclub.org

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Monday, March 31, 2014

CONTACT: Jenna Garland, Sierra Club, (404) 281-6398, jenna.garland@sierraclub.org

5,000 Floridians to Tell Duke Energy to Choose Clean Energy Now

ST. PETERSBURG, FL – On Wednesday, April 2, hundreds of St. Pete and Tampa residents concerned about Duke Energy’s risky reliance on coal and natural gas will gather at Williams Park to deliver more than 5,000 petitions to Duke Energy staff. Members of the Sunshine State Clean Energy Coalition, representing more than two dozen public health, faith, business and labor groups, have gathered more than 5,000 signatures of St. Pete and Tampa Bay area residents and Duke Energy customers who agree that Duke Energy should move beyond coal and invest in clean energy solutions for Florida now.

WHERE: Williams Park, across from Duke Energy building, located at 299 1st Avenue North, St. Petersburg, FL 33701

WHEN: 12:00PM

WHO: DeeVon Quirolo, founder, Reef Relief, marine conservationist and Hernando County activist

Karen Lieberman, local activist and grandmother

Kofi Hunt, Awake Pinellas project coordinator

Jeremiah Rohr, project manager and solar trainer, Solar Source

Jennifer Rubiello, field associate, Environment Florida

Julia Hathaway, Sierra Club

Frank Jackalone, Sierra Club

***VISUALS: Huge crowd with GIANT BANNER with thousands of petitions laid out, bright yellow tee-shirts, colorful signs and banners.***

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