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NO HIKES FOR NUKE, DUKE: PROTEST & ATTEND DUKE ENERGY’S 20 YEAR PLAN FOR INSANE RATE HIKES, NUCLEAR POWER, AND ENVIRONMENTAL HAVOC!

February 26, 2013 in Uncategorized

NO HIKES FOR NUKE, DUKE!!

THIS THURSDAY FEB 28 IN CHARLOTTE - COME TO PROTEST & ATTEND DUKE ENERGY’S 20 YEAR PLAN FOR INSANE RATE HIKES, NUCLEAR POWER, AND ENVIRONMENTAL HAVOC!

LOCATION: Mecklenburg County Courthouse: Courtroom 5310, 832 E. 4th St. Charlotte, NC

CARS LEAVING WINSTON BEGINNING @ 3:30 (some may leave later) The meeting begins @ 7 however we’re gonna get there to protest outside!

Contact occupywinston@gmail.com 

Duke/Progress, (now the LARGEST power monopoly in the country!) has grabbed tremendous political influence within the state of NC and is more confident than ever in presenting their 20 year IRP (Business/Resource Plan they are obligated to present to the Utilities Commision). Greenpeace Charlotte, the Statewide Energy Roundtable (including NCWARN and others) & The Environmental Working Group (essentially Occupy Charlotte lol) has done a fantastic job of demanding and securing a SECOND IRP meeting in Charlotte (the first one was in Raleigh on January 29) This plan is ultimately a recipe of more environmental destruction, destruction of jobs in mining areas with no plan forward, destruction of arable land via hydraulic natural gas extraction, and more nuclear power plants (Fukushima, anyone??)

http://www.consumersagainstratehikes.org/consumer-alliance-warns-of-a-doubling-of-electricity-rates-under-duke-energys-business-plan/

As many of you know, Gov. McCrory was a Duke Executive for almost 3 decades. (and essentially still is!) http://www.wsoctv.com/news/news/local/watchdog-group-concerned-over-mccrory-regulating-d/nWQnj/ 

ALSO the chairman of the NC House Utilities Committee Mike Hager is a Duke Energy Employee (whaaat? YES.) http://greenpeaceblogs.org/tag/american-legislative-exchange-council/

ALSO Mike Hager & Duke Energy are big-time ALEC Members (WHAT? Yes.) http://www.bizjournals.com/charlotte/print-edition/2012/05/11/duke-buys-in-to-alec-meeting.html?page=all

Our response is:

  • Make Renewable Energy A Global Right!

  • Transform Communities devastated by Mountaintop removal into new centers of renewable energy for the region!

  • NO more subsidizing Profit-mad Energy corps!

  • NO to NC Senate Bill 10 which would effectively give Duke Energy and other corporate power in NC a mandate to take over all state regulatory commissions (as if they weren’t frightening enough already) This link is a wealth of info on the IRP (Integrated Resource Plan) from an environmental perspective including a webinar, etc: http://www.ncwarn.org/2012/12/irp-and-rate-hike-hearings/

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