Waxman-Markey climate bill a wish list for Duke Energy?

While it's a sad fact that corporate and industry interests regularly write the basis for much of our Federal legislation, there has been some impressive political maneuvering from the coal and utility industry around the Waxman-Markey American Clean Energy and Security (ACES) Act. In many ways, the ACES bill reads like a wish list for the coal

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Now that Obama Made Me a Co-Owner, How about No More Coal?

Bank of America Shareholders' Meeting on April 29th to be a Economic and Environmental Reckoning
Last Monday, hundreds rallied (with 44 arrested in a peaceful civil disobedience) in downtown Charlotte to tell Duke Energy “Stop Cliffside, No New Coal.” Charlotte’s other hometown company, Bank of America, is one of Duke Energy’s biggest financiers and gave them $200 million in January to build the new Cliffside coal plant and burn mountaintop removal coal.
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Upstaging Duke Energy’s Greenwashing Coal Antics

North Carolina Mobilizing against Big Coal
Yesterday, Duke Energy CEO Jim Rogers spoke at the 6th annual Sustainable Energy Conference in Raleigh to promote Duke’s clean energy agenda which includes building a dirty coal plant in Cliffside, North Carolina.

That doesn’t sound like “clean energy” to me.

A lot of other people in North Carolina agree.
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Bankrolling Duke Energy's Coal Plants

Bank of America Among Many Banks Financially Supporting Cliffside
Duke Energy is the target of a peaceful rally and call for civil disobedience on April 20 in Charlotte, NC

Duke Energy is one of the largest energy companies in the United States, and as we would expect, have long relationships with Bank of America, Citi, and JP Morgan Chase.
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Join the Cliffside Climate Action on April 20 for a Mass Rally and Anti-Coal Action

The No Coal Movement goes from DC to NC to keep the heat on Big Coal

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.

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Beyond the Capitol Climate Action

Join the No Coal Movement this Spring
I spent the past few months (the last two weeks in Washington D.C.) working with an incredible group of organizers, trainers and activists on the Capitol Climate Action.  On Monday, after a greatly successful weekend of outreach and training (our buildup trained almost 2,000 people in NVDA tactics) at Powershift, we turned out 3,000+ students, environmentalists, people of faith, frontline community members and many others to risk arrest at the Capitol Power Plant.  
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