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Upcoming Events

Chatham County Board of Commissioners Meeting: Monday, July 17th at 6:00pm. Pittsboro Historic Court House. A public hearing will be held on extending the moratorium on hydraulic fracturing by one year. Chatham residents may also comment on the proposal by emailing lindsay.ray@chathamnc.org.

ACP Public Hearings on Water /Wetland 401 Permits (sign up begins 5:00 pm):
July 18: Fayetteville, 6:00 – 9:00 pm, Fayetteville Technical Community College, Cumberland Hall Auditorium, 2201 Hull Rd.

July 20: Rocky Mount, 6:00 – 9:00 pm, Nash Community College, Brown Auditorium, 522 N. Old Carriage Rd.

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

March 14: Clean Up Coal Ash at Cliffside Power Plant

March 14, 6pm, Boiling Springs Town Hall 114 E College Ave, Boiling Springs (directions) Facebook event

Additional location, same time and date: Rutherford Isothermal Community College Auditorium 286 ICC Loop Rd, Spindale (directions) Facebook event

Please join us to call for a full cleanup of ash in Cleveland and Rutherford Counties at the Cliffside power plant (now called “Rogers Energy Complex.”) This is one of 14 hearings across North Carolina on the future of Duke . . . → Read More: March 14: Clean Up Coal Ash at Cliffside Power Plant

Ask Gov. McCrory to VETO the Polluter Protection Act

In the wee hours of the last night of their session, the NC House passed House Bill 765, the worst environmental legislation in years! Packed full of handouts to industry and polluters, it leaves NC communities with fewer protections than ever against toxic contamination, air pollution and the whims of big corporations.

Ask Governor McCrory to protect people’s health, not polluting industry!

Please contact Gov. McCrory now at 919-814-2000 or governor.office@nc.gov and ask him . . . → Read More: Ask Gov. McCrory to VETO the Polluter Protection Act

Tell NC lawmakers: protect communities, NOT polluters

After weeks of negotiations between House and Senate, the newest version of the terrible “Polluter Protection Bill,” House Bill 765, is here. Packed full of handouts to industry and polluters, it leaves NC communities with fewer protections than ever against toxic contamination, air pollution and the whims of big corporations. Even after a few small improvements, this bill is still an unprecedented attack on North Carolina’s water, air, community, and public health protections!

Chemical . . . → Read More: Tell NC lawmakers: protect communities, NOT polluters