BREAKING: Activists Scale Coal Plant in Asheville, NC

UPDATE:  The 16 activists who pulled off 4 actions at the same plant have now left the site and been taken into custody. What an amazing job they did,  let’s all hope they are safe and well and get out of jail soon.

Early this morning Greenpeace activists entered the coal-burning Asheville Power Station owned by Progress Energy (soon to be owned by Duke Energy). Activists have locked down to the coal loader and have scaled the 400 foot tall smoke stack. Banners read: Duke and Progress Energy:  Stop Destroying Mountains.

Images: http://www.flickr.com/photos/greenpeaceusa09/sets/72157629244871679/with/6869572913/

Follow the Action: http://quitcoal.org/

WATCH: SMOKESTACK BANNER:
http://vp.mgnetwork.net/viewer.swf?u=434e0a46a7ce102faba2001ec92a4a0d&z=SPA&embed_player=1

News here: http://www.mountainx.com/article/40327/BREAKING-Greenpeace-activists-breach-security-at-Lake-Julian-power-plant

http://www2.wspa.com/news/2012/feb/13/trespassers-smokestack-wnc-plant-ar-3221450/

1 Response to “BREAKING: Activists Scale Coal Plant in Asheville, NC”


  1. 1 earthstonestation Feb 17th, 2012 at 12:51 pm

    Activism has been a bit quiet of late. No harm done here, just awareness. Brave souls.

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John Deans is a Greenpeace campaigner working on Toxics issues, but he got his start in activism working to stop climate change and still participates when able.

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