Join the Cliffside Climate Action on April 20; Charlotte, NC

posted by scott parkin

Big Coal probably thinks they need a bit of a break. Too bad for them, that’s not really our style.


As an anti-coal organizer, in the wake of the Capitol Climate Action, I’m getting calls and emails from people all over the country wanting to escalate on coal mining, coal plants, coal waste and coal financing.

Many want to know what’s next. Well, we’ve got a good one.

On April 20, the coalition that has been fighting Duke Energy’s Cliffside coal plant are calling for a mass ralley and civil disobedience at Duke’s HQ in Charlotte, NC.

If built, Cliffside would emit 6 million tons of CO2 each year, and would be fueled by coal from mountaintop removal mines.

The convergence starts Sunday, April 19th with a day of trainings in nonviolent direct action, strategic organizing, and other skills. On Monday April 20th, we will hit the streets and take direct action at Duke Headquarters.

As we build up to this exciting day here are a few things you can do to make this a successful event:

RSVP for the action HERE

Outreach: We have outreach materials that we want to spread far and wide on campuses and towns. If you are interested in hanging some posters and handing out handbills please email us your address and how many you would like to receive. Just send an email to

More Outreach: Spread this call to action on email, myspace, and Facebook!

Trainings: The Cliffside Climate Action coalition is offering workshops on non-violent direct action and the impacts of coal and climate change. We’re also offering them on April 19 in Charlotte.

WHAT: Cliffside Climate Action
WHEN: April 20, 2009
WHERE: Duke Energy Headquarters; Charlotte, NC
CONTACT:; 828-631-3447