Saturday, April 26, 2014

'More Than A River' : Coal Ash Spill in Dan River, VA/NC


More Than A River'

Published on Apr 17, 2014
The official trailer for Matt Abele Videography's new short film titled 'More Than A River'. The film focuses on the impacts of the Dan River coal ash spill and coal ash across the state of North Carolina. For more information on coal ash and the threats that it poses to citizens visit: For more work by Matt Abele visit:

Reject the Governor's Coal Ash Proposal

On April 16th, Governor Pat McCrory proposed legislation regarding North Carolina’s toxic coal ash ponds, an urgent issue for the state since the Feb. 2nd spill of 39,000 tons of this toxic waste into the Dan River. There are 14 Duke Energy coal ash sites in North Carolina with more than 30 coal ash ponds, and all sit dangerously close to North Carolina waterways.

The Governor’s bill falls dramatically short in protecting all North Carolina communities from the dangers of another toxic spill. The sham bill requires the removal of coal ash from only 4 of the state’s 14 coal ash sites (Riverbend, Asheville, Dan River and Sutton coal plants), and may even allow Duke Energy to leave the rest of the coal ash in place. Gov. McCrory’s proposal represents yet another sweetheart deal for Duke Energy.

Help us tell legislators that the public wants real action on coal ash by sending your message below.

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