We need to hold Duke Energy fully accountable for cleaning up the whole Dan River spill and the coal ash pits that are contaminating the Roanoke River Basin.
Corporations and governments do not have the right to determine the destiny of citizens and sovereign states without their consent. To do so would be to destroy the principles of self-government, freedom, and equality.
“The governor has left plenty of room for Duke to do nothing more than empty the water out of its ash ponds and cover them with dirt,” Harrison said. “This approach is unacceptable because it would allow these toxic dumps to continue leaking and poisoning our rivers and groundwater supplies with toxic heavy metals for many years to come.”
Day 107: “We will do the right thing for the river and surrounding communities. We are accountable.”
“We will do the right thing for the river and surrounding communities. We are accountable.”■ Paul Newton – President, Duke Energy North Carolina
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“Clean up the ash. Clean up the ash. Clean up the ash,” the protesters chanted behind Barber’s words as they held signs that read “Disclose financial ties to Duke Energy.”