13 Feb '12, 10pm

Greenpeace Protests Coal & Mountaintop Removal Atop 400 Ft Power Plant

Greenpeace Protests Coal & Mountaintop Removal Atop 400 Ft Power Plant

Greenpeace has coal in its sights. Last year, the renowned activist group targeted exceptionally old and dirty coal-fired power plants, staging actions in Bridgeport, Connecticut and Chicago, Illinois . I reported on both (and was detained by the police in the process ). Today, they've initiated a similar action at North Carolina's Asheville Power Station, a coal plant owned by the ironically named Progress Energy. Activists scaled the 400 ft smoke stacks and unfurled one of their trademark banners; it read "“Duke Energy: The climate needs real Progress.” That's because Duke Energy, one of the nation's most prominent utility companies, is in the process of merging with Progress—if successful, Duke will become the largest in the country. Other activists also shut down a coal loader, and unfurled another banner at one of the toxic coal ash ponds that stores the plant's hazar...

Full article: http://www.treehugger.com/fossil-fuels/greenpeace-protest...

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