Aug. 24: ‘Beyond Coal — a Rally for Our Future’

ABCrallyCome take action and call on Duke Energy to retire the Asheville power plant and lead our state in renewable energy!

The event will be from 2-4 p.m. on Aug. 24 at Pack Square and will feature music, kids activities and great speakers.

Our electric energy comes from the Asheville coal-fired power plant, which is the largest single source of CO2 pollution in Western North Carolina – the equivalent of more than 500,000 extra cars on the road.  It’s polluting our air, our water and our communities and the coal we burn comes from mountaintop removal — which is destroying mountains, sickening communities, and harming the air and water of sister Appalachian communities in Kentucky.

Event speakers include Asheville Mayor Terry M. Bellamy, national Beyond Coal Campaign Director Mary Anne Hitt and actor and Sierra Club environmental activist Ian Somerhalder (“Lost” and “The Vampire Diaries).

Want to volunteer? Email:!


1 Comment

  1. Could volunteer at event. Would you need a hour or 2 hours?

    I wrote DIRECTLY TO the lady that heads NC Clean Water, have NOT heard back as yet.
    My opinion is the state government dept SHOULD DO WHAT THEY ARE SUPPOSE to for their Citizens, immediately. Can’t we sue them…too?

    It’s ridiculous, to pay for government environmental watch dogs and they drag their feet
    Like NC’s does…are these folks science, and environmental educated, or political appointees?

    Patricia Todd

    PS best wishes to Hartwell and all you guys working so hard for us in WNC, if you have not
    Heard in a while, THANK YOU ,THANK YOU VERY MUCH. I believe my membership is up to date….

    Would it be possible to help those who volunteer at the rally with the Steve Earl concert. He was a really close to a great musician I loved, now gone….Townes Van Zants.
    Have time but very little monies….on SS disability.

    Patricia Todd


Submit a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *