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August 24, 2013: Asheville Rally

On Saturday, August 24, hundreds of Asheville residents and clean energy supporters in North Carolina rallied in a packed park space downtown as Beyond Coal Campaign Director Mary Anne Hitt joined Ian Somerhalder, star of "The Vampire Diaries" and a passionate environmental activist. Mary Anne led a text message action with hundreds of participants calling on Duke Energy to retire its Asheville coal plant, the largest source of carbon pollution in Western North Carolina. Ian inspired the ralliers by calling for America, especially the South, to double down on clean energy and build our economy with good clean energy jobs.