Hundreds gather in Charlotte to protest Duke Energy after coal ash spill
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Protesters are expected to crowd outside Duke Energy in Charlotte Thursday following February’s coal ash spill.
Environmental groups have been planning a protest for months to protest Duke Energy after the spill in the Dan River, which contaminated millions of gallons of drinking water.
Duke Energy spokesman Tom Williams told WSOC only shareholders will be allowed in the meeting. Protesters will have to wait outside.
Following the conference at 10 a.m., there will be a rally and street theater, including puppets, citizen actors and a large octopus.
Charlotte-Mecklenburg police will be watching for any suspicious activity.