North Carolina's coal ash problem makes The New York Times—again | News
News
INDY Week's news blog

Archives | RSS

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

North Carolina's coal ash problem makes The New York Times—again

Posted by on Tue, Jun 3, 2014 at 12:30 PM

There's so much bad political and environmental news coming out of North Carolina that The New York Times should probably have a bureau here.

In today's edition of North Carolina travesties, Derb Carter, director of the Chapel Hill office of the Southern Environmental Law Center, wrote a scathing op-ed "Smoke in the Water,"  bout the state lawmakers and agencies that are giving Duke Energy a legal pass on a thorough clean up of its coal ash ponds.

"These are the laws that allow us to feel confident that when we turn on our taps and pour a glass of water, that water is going to be clean and free of toxins. These are the safeguards that stand between us and corporations that have demonstrated, with every single leaking coal ash pit, that what they care most about is profit, not the health and safety of North Carolina’s families," Carter writes.

To that point, the Triangle Duke Energy Action Group and N.C. WARN supporters have announced they will distribute "coal ash cupcakes" to the offices of all 170 legislators. Tomorrow is Coal Ash Lobby Day. The delivery begins at 9:30 a.m. Activists will meet in front of the N.C. Museum of History.

Tags: , , , , , , ,

Pin It

Comments

Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

INDY Week publishes all kinds of comments, but we don't publish everything.

  • Comments that are not contributing to the conversation will be removed.
  • Comments that include ad hominem attacks will also be removed.
  • Please do not copy and paste the full text of a press release.

Permitted HTML:
  • To create paragraphs in your comment, type <p> at the start of a paragraph and </p> at the end of each paragraph.
  • To create bold text, type <b>bolded text</b> (please note the closing tag, </b>).
  • To create italicized text, type <i>italicized text</i> (please note the closing tag, </i>).
  • Proper web addresses will automatically become links.

Latest in News



Twitter Activity

Comments

You forgot to mention anti-Semitic Deborah Friedman. Remember your talking points.

by Zane Kuseybi on Durham Activists Want the City to Become the First in the U.S. to Condemn Exchanges Between Local Cops and Israeli Security Forces (News)

Unbelievable. No justice for either woman he murdered.

by Urth Creature on No Plans Friday? Michael Peterson is Talking to Dateline NBC (News)

Most Recent Comments

You forgot to mention anti-Semitic Deborah Friedman. Remember your talking points.

by Zane Kuseybi on Durham Activists Want the City to Become the First in the U.S. to Condemn Exchanges Between Local Cops and Israeli Security Forces (News)

Unbelievable. No justice for either woman he murdered.

by Urth Creature on No Plans Friday? Michael Peterson is Talking to Dateline NBC (News)

It would be ironic and sad if Durham became the first city in North Carolina to experience the horrors of …

by Allyn Feinstein on Drawing Accusations of Anti-Semitism, Durham City Council Passes Statement on Police Exchanges (News)

If someone receives training like that, you can fully expect them to use it. If that's the kind of city …

by MichaelEdits on Drawing Accusations of Anti-Semitism, Durham City Council Passes Statement on Police Exchanges (News)

Mayor Bill Bell would NEVER have let that such a divisive and unnecessary resolution be considered and harm our City.

by Harris Tweed on Drawing Accusations of Anti-Semitism, Durham City Council Passes Statement on Police Exchanges (News)

© 2018 Indy Week • 320 E. Chapel Hill St., Suite 200, Durham, NC 27701 • phone 919-286-1972 • fax 919-286-4274
RSS Feeds | Powered by Foundation