Be there if you can:
Charlotte Environmental Action said the activists will gather at noon outside the headquarters, on Church and Stonewall streets, to protest the leakage from a Duke Energy coal ash pond into the Dan River in northern North Carolina. The river supplies drinking water for Danville, Va.
The group says a coal ash lagoon at Duke’s former plant near Mountain Island Lake is a threat to that impoundment, which supplies drinking water for Charlotte and other communities. Duke Energy officials have said they plan to clean the site and that the lagoon is not a threat to the lake.
Duke Energy has been sitting on its hands for years on this issue, and it will continue to do so as long as the state leaves environmental stewardship up to the largesse of polluters. They're simply not going to spend the money unless forced to, and that force won't come to bear in the absence of public outrage.