Treasurer Moore Says Coal Plant a “Last Resort”

State Treasurer Richard Moore today became the first gubernatorial candidate to weigh in on the Cliffside coal-fired power plant permitting issue now facing state regulators. Treasurer Moore recommended that the project be paused, in favor of cleaner energy options.

“North Carolina should focus on new, efficient energy choices and conservation rather than building more high polluting, coal fired power plants,” Moore said in a statement.

The Cliffside plant poses the biggest climate challenge North Carolina will face in the coming decades. The plant will spew over 6 million tons of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere each year.

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