Sierra Club's Emma Greenbaum holds up some of the more than 5,500 petitions delivered to Duke Energy urging the company to move beyond coal.

Sierra Club’s Emma Greenbaum holds up some of the more than 5,500 petitions delivered recently to Duke Energy urging the company to move beyond coal. Seen in the background is Duke’s coal-fired plant at Lake Julian in Asheville.

Sierra Club, Western North Carolina Alliance and Asheville Green Drinks will present the program, “Moving Beyond Coal & Coal Ash Spills” at 7 p.m. April 2 at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 1 Edwin Place (corner of Charlotte Street) in Asheville.

Emma Greenbaum of Sierra Club’s Beyond Coal campaign will discuss the current status of coal ash spills, regulations, lawsuits, and plans for moving beyond coal use.

The event is free an open to the public. For more information, email judymattox@sbcglobal.net or call (828) 683-2176.