Monday, April 20, 2009

in Charlotte, NC, 44 arrested protesting Duke's Cliffside Coal Plant, including 4 activists from dc rising tide

North Carolina ups the ante against coal. 44 arrested protesting Duke Energy’s Cliffside coal plant

April 20 300 people took to the streets of Charlotte, NC to demand that Duke Energy stop the construction of the 800 mw Cliffside coal plant in Rutherford County, NC. After rousing speeches from coalfield residents and local church leaders the crowd marched to Duke Energy’s headquarters. Shouts of “No new coal!” and “Cancel Cliffside” echoed off the skyscrapers of the nations second largest financial center, as the crowd wound its way through the lunch hour traffic.

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