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Coalition protests Duke Energy coal-fired plant

There are 28 comments on the Asheville Citizen-Times story from Apr 20, 2009, titled Coalition protests Duke Energy coal-fired plant. In it, Asheville Citizen-Times reports that:

A coalition of environmental groups is marching to Duke Energy's headquarters in Charlotte to protest the continued construction of a new $2.4 billion power generator in western North Carolina.

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Since: May 07

Lincolnton, NC

#1 Apr 20, 2009
Should be a fun time!
mikeylikesit

Asheville, NC

#2 Apr 20, 2009
To bad we can't have a couple of A10's handle this mob of twoleggedturds.

Since: May 07

Lincolnton, NC

#3 Apr 20, 2009
mikeylikesit wrote:
To bad we can't have a couple of A10's handle this mob of twoleggedturds.
Mob? LOL I would guess 3 or 4 might show up. Not nearly as many as the tea parties.
frustrated

Hendersonville, NC

#4 Apr 20, 2009
Great article. Very informative.(sarcasm)
I wish it would mention some of the reasons people are protesting the power plant. Maybe a few of the arguments from both sides? This seems like a pretty big deal. Conservatives are so darned worried about spending money, but they don't mind a 2.5 billion dollar power plant in our backyard when the technology will be out of date in a few years anyway.
Citizen Times considers itself a news source? Maybe they should report more on Miss America or the Obama's dogs.
Geez. To think people rely on this paper for their news is shameful.

Since: May 07

Candler, NC

#5 Apr 21, 2009
frustrated wrote:
Great article. Very informative.(sarcasm)
I wish it would mention some of the reasons people are protesting the power plant. Maybe a few of the arguments from both sides? This seems like a pretty big deal. Conservatives are so darned worried about spending money, but they don't mind a 2.5 billion dollar power plant in our backyard when the technology will be out of date in a few years anyway.
Citizen Times considers itself a news source? Maybe they should report more on Miss America or the Obama's dogs.
Geez. To think people rely on this paper for their news is shameful.
You are so right - the future is nuclear.

And I read 40 protesters were arrested. I guess that would be all of them. LOL
Jake

Asheville, NC

#6 Apr 21, 2009
mlc9852 wrote:
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You are so right - the future is nuclear.
And I read 40 protesters were arrested. I guess that would be all of them. LOL
Nuclear uses too much water to be in the future

Just ask the folks at Erwin about when they had to close down last summer when the river got too hot

Since: May 07

Lincolnton, NC

#7 Apr 21, 2009
Jake wrote:
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Nuclear uses too much water to be in the future
Just ask the folks at Erwin about when they had to close down last summer when the river got too hot
And windmills kill birds. Your solution? Candles and hand-fans?
mikeylikesit

Maxton, NC

#8 Apr 21, 2009
Nukes use too much water? How? What a completely ignorant statement. But, typical lib, thought.
anoy

United States

#9 Apr 21, 2009
mikeylikesit wrote:
To bad we can't have a couple of A10's handle this mob of twoleggedturds.
Problem with protesting? I've yet to hear anyone suggest mass murder for the tea-parties regardless of how much they disagree with them.
Looks like you have quite a following too Mikey.

Since: May 07

Lincolnton, NC

#10 Apr 21, 2009
anoy wrote:
<quoted text>Problem with protesting? I've yet to hear anyone suggest mass murder for the tea-parties regardless of how much they disagree with them.
Looks like you have quite a following too Mikey.
Why were these protesters arrested? I didn't hear of any arrests at the Tea Parties.
anoy

United States

#11 Apr 21, 2009
mlc9852 wrote:
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Why were these protesters arrested? I didn't hear of any arrests at the Tea Parties.
You tell me. Then ask yourself if that warrants a death penalty.
alekas

Glen Ellyn, IL

#12 Apr 21, 2009
mlc9852 wrote:
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Why were these protesters arrested? I didn't hear of any arrests at the Tea Parties.
Jim Warren, a spokesman for North Carolina Waste Awareness & Reduction Network, said Monday activists are willing to commit acts of civil disobedience. The arrests, he says, would attract national attention to their cause.

Strange world where committing criminal acts is perceived as a guarantee of presumably favorable coverage while simply voicing opposition to policies you consider wrong-headed gets you lambasted by teh MSM.

Since: May 07

Lincolnton, NC

#13 Apr 21, 2009
anoy wrote:
<quoted text>You tell me. Then ask yourself if that warrants a death penalty.
I wasn't the one who said to shoot anybody. I think we are fortunate to live in a country where we can protest. Unfortunately, it appears some of these protesters broke the law so they were arrested. Of course, I suppose some of them feel a criminal record is worth it if they really believe in something.
Jake

Asheville, NC

#14 Apr 22, 2009
mikeylikesit wrote:
Nukes use too much water? How? What a completely ignorant statement. But, typical lib, thought.
why dont you look it up

then you will see who is ignorant!
Crappy article

Greer, SC

#15 May 1, 2009
mlc9852 wrote:
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And windmills kill birds. Your solution? Candles and hand-fans?
No how about conservation and living within your means.
How about turning off the lights when you leave the room and shorter showers?
How about hand washing your dishes instead of that high-powered dish washer?
How about opening a window instead of setting your AC at 65 degrees all summer?
If I can keep my electric bill BELOW 20 dollars a month all year long, so can you.

Since: May 07

Candler, NC

#16 May 1, 2009
Crappy article wrote:
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No how about conservation and living within your means.
How about turning off the lights when you leave the room and shorter showers?
How about hand washing your dishes instead of that high-powered dish washer?
How about opening a window instead of setting your AC at 65 degrees all summer?
If I can keep my electric bill BELOW 20 dollars a month all year long, so can you.
How do you heat? We don't have AC, no dishwasher, take short showers, turn out lights but electric bills are on average about $80 month.
Hannah

Morganton, NC

#17 May 1, 2009
By gosh, I wish Bobby Medford could be there to handle the crowd! Now HE would make SURE the job was done right, take em down boys.
Informed

Hickory, NC

#18 May 5, 2009
mlc9852 wrote:
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How do you heat? We don't have AC, no dishwasher, take short showers, turn out lights but electric bills are on average about $80 month.
I heat with gas (PSNC- which is a VERY dishonest business, btw.) But I also keep my heat set really low in the winter. I'll crank it up to about 70 degrees first thing in the morning, but when I'm gone and when I'm in bed, it's usually set to about 65.
80 dollars a month is actually pretty good though. If the rest of America could do that, we would NOT have the problems we do now.
For instance, my father lives in South Carolina, and he was paying over 200 dollars a month all year long (even when he was living alone!)
My point is that every family in the country should examine and analyze the amount of energy they use daily, and try to but back wasteful consumption. That is the first step.
Renewable energy is a very real and possible solution, but conservation is the key.
Guv Bob

Downey, CA

#19 May 15, 2010
Hey Larry, click on this URL and you get the same thing. Any URL over a few characters is diverted to some advertiser. Hope this heps you, thar boy!
http://www.thelongestlistofthelongeststuffatt... . That's all and sign it.- Yore Pal, Guv Bob
you must be joking

United States

#20 May 15, 2010
back to topic, good quality coal burns clean, used it for years and it leaves hardly any ash

the lower grade coals leave more ash and emissions

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