The Haw River Assembly is holding a rally at the Historic Courthouse in Pittsboro from 4:30-5:30 p.m., said Director Elaine Chiosso. They’re asking Chatham Park and the Town Board to protect more trees.
Duke Energy soon will build a plant to process coal ash near Moncure. The new plant will burn the coal ash again so it can be recycled into cement and concrete. But neighbors are worried about air pollution.
Duke Energy's request to raise rates in an area that includes the Charlotte region was denied on Friday by the North Carolina Utilities Commission. That was a rare rejection for the Charlotte-based utility.
An environmental group says Duke Energy is polluting a lake and two river basins with coal ash from its Person County power plant. The utility company disputes those accusations and says the waters are safe.