North Carolina Utilities Commission: Hold a public hearing on Duke Energy rate hikes in Charlotte.
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Duke Energy operates Riverbend Steam Station on Mountain Island Lake near Charlotte, North Carolina. Riverbend is the oldest, dirtiest coal-fired power plant in the region, emitting toxic mercury and other chemicals into the air, as well as cancer-causing arsenic and other toxins directly into Mountain Island Lake, drinking water for 860,000 Charlotte residents. Riverbend’s two massive coal ash waste containment dams are leaking dangerous poisons into our drinking water, threatening our health, our water, our lake, and our property values. Duke Energy should quit investing in dirty energy and invest in the renewable technologies and efficiencies they claim to support. We are asking Duke Energy to properly clean up the ash ponds at Mountain Island Lake and protect our drinking water. As residents directly affected by Riverbend Steam Station on Mountain Island Lake and Duke Energy's proposed rate increases to fund more dirty energy, we believe we deserve a public hearing held in Charlotte (in addition to the hearing already scheduled in Raleigh) so that our community's voice can be heard by the Utilities Commission.
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