Clean Water for North Carolina stands with our friends and partners who are living with or threatened by toxic coal ash in North Carolina, in deep dismay at the passage of House Bill 630 by lawmakers in June 2016. State leaders created one set of rules, then changed the rules mid-way through to give Duke Energy the advantage. This was a major disservice to the residents and waters of North Carolina. We will continue to . . . → Read More: ACT Against Coal Ash Response to Passage of House Bill 630
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
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
The 10th annual Moral March was this past Saturday in Raleigh. Despite sub-freezing temperatures, thousands came out to stand up for the HKonJ coalition’s 14 Point Agenda which includes environmental justice, immigrant rights, more funding for public schools, livable wages and more.
One of the speakers was Tracey Edwards, a resident of Walnut Cove in Stokes County, who gave an emotional speech about how coal ash contamination has changed her hometown. “My community has been . . . → Read More: Thousands attend 10th Annual HKonJ Moral March