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March to slow climate change held in Raleigh

Posted October 24, 2009 10:13 p.m. EDT

— Around 150 people gathered in Raleigh Saturday afternoon to urge Gov. Bev Perdue to cancel the construction of Duke Energy’s new Cliffside coal-fired power plant in Rutherford County.

“This state is being battered by droughts, severe storms and other weather extremes,” Jim Warren from NCWARN said in a statement. “North Carolina must do its part to help slow climate change, and Gov. Perdue can help by enforcing the Clean Air Act, which would stop construction at Cliffside."

Participants marched through downtown Raleigh to the governor’s mansion.

The march was held in conjunction with around 4,500 global events Saturday. The focus was on lowering the amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere.