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Emergency Climate Response: Will Anyone Stand Up to Duke Energy?

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Duke Energy’s radical corporate practices are fueling the climate crisis and polluting our democracy. 

  • Many politicians and state regulators are captives of Duke Energy, coddling corporate executives on coal ash and rubber-stamping their “build plants, raise rates” business model.
  • Duke plans to build 15 large, expensive climate-busting natural gas power plants in the Carolinas – and a huge pipeline from the fracking fields to our North just as it is becoming clear that fracking gas is twice as bad for the climate as coal.
  • Scientists warn of worsening weather extremes and that sea levels could rise 9 feet by 2050.
  • Duke Energy is on a collision course with economic, geologic and climate reality.
  • Clean, affordable energy and a stable climate are within reach – if an informed public demands leadership instead of accepting politicians who are captive to corporations.

ActNowSunHere’s how YOU can stand up for climate protection: 

  1. Urge NC gubernatorial candidates Pat McCrory and Roy Cooper to stand up to the state-protected monopoly Duke Energy and help slow climate change.
    Ask them: Who will be a governor for the people?
    Tag your posts: #StandUpToDuke and #ActOnClimate

    Email Roy Cooper
    Call 919-605-1629
    Tweet @RoyCooperNC
    Campaign website:
    Email Pat McCrory
    Call 704-458-0052
    Tweet @PatMcCroryNC
    Campaign website:
  2. Press candidates at campaign events: Will you stand up to Duke Energy?
  3. Call on the news media to foster debate on North Carolina’s duty to help slow climate change. Write a letter to the editor when you see an article about the election that does not mention climate or an article about climate that does not mention Duke Energy.
  4. Support NC WARN and other nonprofits fighting for clean energy and climate stability.

Extreme weather and rising tides are harming millions and approaching a chaotic tipping point.
Charlotte-based Duke Energy is the nation’s largest climate-polluting utility.
North Carolina has a moral duty to demand a governor who is a leader – not just a politician.
Climate change is not a drill. Get in the game and urge all your friends to do the same!