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April 29, 9:30 am - 2pm, NC Environmental Justice Network Quarterly Meeting, Roseboro. Snow Hill Missionary Baptist Church, 531 Marion Amos Rd. For questions, email Naeema: naeema1951@gmail.com.

Privatization of Water/Wastewater Infrastructure is Not a Solution for Small and Rural Communities

Rural communities often lack access to reliable water and wastewater infrastructure

Drinking water in these areas primarily comes from unregulated private wells. Rural utilities must maintain more miles of service lines, with fewer customers to share the costs. These challenges often lead to degraded infrastructure and financial trouble. NC is more rural than the national average, with a higher percentage of well users. There are also numerous community wells regulated under the Safe Drinking Water . . . → Read More: Privatization of Water/Wastewater Infrastructure is Not a Solution for Small and Rural Communities

ASK Governor Cooper to VETO House Bill 467, Call 919-814-2000!

House Bill 467 is a terrible injustice to NC residents living near Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations (CAFOs) and a frightening precedent for what other industries could do. This bill would hurt residents in NC living near CAFOs that want to sue Smithfield’s Hog Production Division due to the pollution caused by Smithfield’s hogs. Future lawsuits would have a cap on compensation that could be awarded to residents from a corporate pork producer making record profits . . . → Read More: ASK Governor Cooper to VETO House Bill 467, Call 919-814-2000!

Duke Energy seeks to recover ash cleanup cost from customers!

Ratepayers beware: Coal ash cost should be viewed separately from Duke’s operational expenses.

Public comment needed by April 12!

What can ratepayers and impacted communities do? Public input is needed as Duke Energy seeks to recover coal ash cleanup cost from the more than 3 million NC costumers who rely on the utility as their sole electricity provider. Delaying the coal ash costs would allow the company to lump coal ash . . . → Read More: Duke Energy seeks to recover ash cleanup cost from customers!

ONE MORE DAY TO COMMENT ON ACP!

ONLY ONE MORE DAY to send ACP DEIS Comments to FERC!

Please note corrected Docket Number, CP15-554-000

The Atlantic Coast Pipeline’s impacts on eastern NC and global climate impacts, will be substantial, but FERC officials are claiming there will be “no significant impacts.” YOUR comments are important to let them know the public sees the truth. The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), which grants the final certification for gas pipelines, needs . . . → Read More: ONE MORE DAY TO COMMENT ON ACP!