We Oppose the Duke Energy Progress Vegetation Management Program and Use of Chemicals in Rural NC
Duke Meeting Today
Sep 16, 2013 — Hi everyone. Several of us had a meeting with Duke today here in Spruce Pine. Duke sent six people to the meeting including the contractor who does the spraying. It was a 90 minute meeting and a dozen or so folks including some elected and town officials. While the Duke folks were (I'm fairly sure) sincere, the meeting could have been 5 minutes. The Duke PR machine was in full display as they repeatedly told us the chemicals they use are just fine and not to worry about it. I'm hoping the elected officials that attended will also do a meeting with someone with knowledge of how these chemicals might affect humans and the environment. Any ideas?
I'm going to debrief with some individuals that understand these issues much better than I do and we'll formulate next steps and be back in touch with all of you.