BEST ACTIVIST (INDIVIDUAL OR GROUP)
Stop Cliffside Coalition
We think Duke Energy’s plan for a new coal-burning plant near Cliffside, N.C., is a terrible idea (don’t get us started on the myth of “clean coal”). That’s why we’re glad there’s a group like the Stop Cliffside Coalition to draw attention to the issue, support research, file lawsuits, demonstrate, raise Cain, whatever it’ll take. This coordinated campaign of N.C. citizen advocacy groups has led the charge for clean energy in the Carolinas; we salute them for their hard work and hope they’ll keep it up.