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Duke Energy Hides Key Info in Fracking Gas Power Plant Fight — WCHL

Duke Energy is hiding large blocks of information about its plans to build a billion-dollar power plant in Asheville. NC WARN is pressing state regulators to conduct an open review – not the fast-track rubber stamp Duke wants.

Duke gas plant plans released to criticism — Asheville Citizen-Times

Duke Energy Progress is touting plans for a natural gas-fired facility that will replace the coal-powered plant at Lake Julian, but some environmental groups are criticizing a fast-tracked approval process that leaves little time for public scrutiny.

Climate crisis won’t wait for world leaders — The News & Observer

Op-Ed by Jim Warren. The Paris agreement could be a step toward stabilizing global climate disruption, but only if it’s followed by massive and concerted action. This will require greater public engagement to overcome the clout of entrenched corporate laggards.

Environmental groups question planned Duke plant — Asheville Citizen Times

Several area environmental groups are questioning Duke Energy’s planned natural gas facility at Lake Julian and are asking to be heard on the proposal as it is considered by state utility regulators.

Green groups want Duke Energy to cut the size of its planned Asheville gas plant — Charlotte Business Journal

Two N.C. environmental groups have asked state regulators to let them participate in a review of Duke Energy’s proposed natural gas plant in Asheville, raising objections to part of the utility’s plan.

Letters to the future: Will we finally tackle climate change? — INDY Week

NC WARN is honored to be among the voices in this special issue of INDY Week. Letters to the Future is a national project involving more than 40 alternative weeklies across the United States in which authors, artists, scientists and others draft letters to future generations of their own families, predicting the success or failure of the Paris climate talks—and the future that followed.

Complaint charges Duke Energy touts clean power in West while polluting Southeast — LA Times

The nation’s largest utility and a leading developer of renewable energy for the Los Angeles area is under fire in a complaint that accuses the company of being one of the worst polluters in the country.

Duke Energy derides new call for state investigation as a ‘stunt’ — Charlotte Business Journal

NC WARN and other advocacy groups hope a seldom-used legal gambit will push N.C. Attorney General Roy Cooper to investigate Duke Energy’s environmental practices and take the extreme step of ordering changes to the company's corporate charter. “Mr. Cooper has shown courage in standing against several Duke Energy rate increases that were unjust,” says Connie Leeper, organizing director for NC WARN. “We urge him to use this opportunity to provide unprecedented leadership to slow climate change before it spins entirely out of human control.”

Watch groups ask NC AG to investigate practices of Duke Energy — WNCN

Watchdog groups are calling on Attorney General Roy Cooper to open an investigation into the practices of Duke Energy. NC WARN filed a complaint with Cooper’s office that said Duke Energy could be in violation of its corporate charter. Watch 1-minute broadcast.

Duke Energy foes seek sanctions — News & Observer

A Durham-based clean energy advocacy group with a long history of being a thorn in the side of Duke Energy launched a new attack on the giant utility Wednesday. Watch video

Documentary 2 A local filmmaker produced a short documentary on NC WARN’s partnership with Faith Community Church in our Emergency Climate Response and Solar Freedom campaigns. Click to watch the video and take action to help slow climate change!

JohnsonsAt our annual meeting in December, we presented the John O. Blackburn Award to Joyce and Rev. Nelson Johnson in recognition of their lifelong dedication to social justice.

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