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Upcoming Events

March 4-19, Eastern NC: Walk To Protect Our People And The Places Where We Live
Join APPPL for a Walk along the NC ACP route. The walk will begin in Northampton County, and end in Richmond County near Hamlet. Details.

Weigh in on closure plans for Riverbend Steam Station: March 16, 6PM (sign up to speak at 5:30PM) at Gaston College, Myers Auditorium, 201 Hwy. U.S. 321, Dallas.

March 26, 9AM-4PM, UNC Asheville: western NC stream volunteer training. RSVP to (828) 357-7411 / Eqilabstaff@gmail.com. $15-20 Donation requested, but not required. View more information.

March 27, 6-8PM, Boone: Water Justice Forum. Sponsored by Department of Sustainable Development and the Sustainability and Environmental Education Club at ASU. Presentations by Dr. Kelsey Pieper, VA Tech, and Katie Hicks, CWFNC. Details.

Senate coal ash benefits Duke Energy, betrays public

ACT against coal ash April meeting 2016

Ask your state Representative to vote NO on House Bill 630. Look them up by county here.

House Bill 630, the compromise the NC Senate struck with Governor McCrory’s office on coal ash, is a betrayal of the thousands of residents near Duke Energy’s coal fired power plants who called for full, swift cleanup of leaking coal ash dumps during fourteen public hearings in March and through written comments to the Dept. of Environmental Quality! . . . → Read More: Senate coal ash benefits Duke Energy, betrays public

Commissions Bill could delay coal ash cleanup!

Legislature to vote on revised Commissions Bill next Tues.

Implications for fracking, coal ash cleanup, water for impacted families: Email your representative and senator today!

On May 25, the Commissions Bill – a revised version of Senate Bill 71 – passed the NC House with several changes. They included an amendment that we discovered contained 3 bad restrictions that could drastically reduce the number of households near coal ash sites who would qualify for water . . . → Read More: Commissions Bill could delay coal ash cleanup!

Bad bill alert: Right to know what’s in your drinking water threatened!

Oppose House Bill 1005 / Senate Bill 779

Drinking water is not a partisan issue. Call your Representative and Senator now (look them up by county here, then click their name to view contact information), to ask them to oppose “Issuance of Advisories/Drinking Water Stds” bill!

View our factsheet on the bill.

Please call or email your state representative and state senator today!

Here’s what you need to know, and share with your Representative . . . → Read More: Bad bill alert: Right to know what’s in your drinking water threatened!

This month, speak out for coal ash cleanup

Speak out for coal ash cleanup: hearings throughout March

Hearings on proposed classifications for cleanup of coal ash dumps across the state are a critical time for concerned residents and impacted communities to speak out for transparent, swift, and protective plans to safely store coal ash and ensure safe drinking water Duke Energy’s for neighbors! This is an environmental justice issue affecting some of the state’s most vulnerable communities, who are standing up together for . . . → Read More: This month, speak out for coal ash cleanup