Join us for a press conference & rally 1PM, Thursday, May 19 200 Blount St., Raleigh (sidewalk across from the Governor’s Mansion)
You’re invited! Neighbors of Duke Energy’s coal ash ponds and their allies will hold a press conference in Raleigh to respond to the Department of Environmental Quality’s classifications for cleaning up coal ash ponds across the state, released today. Residents will also respond to the recent news that Governor McCrory, the Department of . . . → Read More: Residents impacted by coal ash respond to DEQ announcement on cleanup
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!
By Jenn Weaver, Clean Water for NC
A new report by Food and Water Watch – “The State of Public Water in the United States” – affirms that public water is the most affordable, safe way of providing drinking water to communities. Eighty-seven percent of people in the U.S. with water service receive it from publicly-owned water utilities, and that number is growing. Private, for-profit corporations charge an average of 59% more per year than . . . → Read More: The case for public drinking water grows even stronger
North Carolinians should be outraged at the recent stunt by the NC Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) and Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), to reverse “do not drink” recommendations made by the same agencies last year to private well users near Duke Energy’s coal ash dumps. Initially, DHHS warned residents within 1500 feet of these dumps whose water had more than 0.07 parts per billion hexavalent chromium, a carcinogen when consumed or inhaled, . . . → Read More: State reversal on hexavalent chromium in well water an outrage