Coal Plant Opponents Release Poll

A poll released by environmental groups says most North Carolina residents favor energy efficiency, conservation and alternative energy rather than building coal-fired power plants.

The Charlotte Observer reports the survey was released Tuesday by the Civil Society Institute, a Massachusetts nonprofit that focuses on climate change, science policy and economic issues.

Duke Energy is building a coal-fired power plant at its Cliffside plant in Rutherford County.

Duke says its own poll in November shows 44 percent of residents of the Carolinas support more power plants to meet rising demands for electricity.

Several environmental groups have appealed Duke's state permit for the project.

The environmentalists' poll was conducted April 4-7 by Opinion Research Corporation.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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  • by Russ Location: Washington on Apr 23, 2008 at 12:55 PM
    While coal is not the solution to a practical, efficent energy program, the same "environmentalist" attitude is to ban all nuclear energy too. While they spent their effort making sure the safest and cleanest form of energy is kept away from this country, coal and oil, yes, oil demand increased. Now you can see that on you heating bills and gas for your car, well that is up not isn't it. Solar and wind will not get it in this state, too much growth. While I like the idea of using natural methods, I am not stupid to what goes on in this country. When the windmills went up in Lawrence Livermore Ca, the complaints from "noise pollution" led to shutting down the green windmills. The people need to band to fight any environmental group since most are out of touch with reality. I do not think that ORC is trully objective since it is a San Francisco based company. Nuclear, Nuclear and more Nuclear plants will clean up the planet. Don't even try to defend how dangerous they are.
  • by Jonathan on Apr 23, 2008 at 12:49 PM
    Environmentalists should have NO say in what we do, if we can get cheaper energy than make it happen. I am sick of these special interests groups screwing us under false pretenses. Global warming is a hoax!!!!!
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