Friday 18 Oct 2019

Coalition Aims To Slow Duke Energy’s Influence In N.C.

A local organization is joining a combined effort with 14 other environmental justice groups from across the state and nation.

The Down East Coal Ash Coalition has joined the collaborative known as the Energy Justice NC Campaign: Stop the Duke Monopoly coalition.

The 15 organizations want to transition North Carolina to 100% renewable electricity and end what they call the monopoly control of Duke Energy in the state.

Bobby Jones is from the Down East Coal Ash Coalition.

Jones says the campaign also wants to get citizens educated and installed on the North Carolina Utilities Commission.

Jones says citizens in Eastern North Carolina are already familiar with the effects from Duke Energy’s influence across the state, including “poisoned water” from coal ash seeping into the local water supply.

The Energy Justice NC campaign also wants to diminish Duke Energy’s financial influence in North Carolina politics.

Information on the new organization can be found on the Energy Justice NC webpage.

The launch of the Energy Justice NC coalition. (Photo from the Energy Justice NC website.)


One Comment

  1. it's about time says:

    Hopefully this initiative will bring some competition into the state for energy production for consumers…it’s time for citizens to have a choice!


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