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Upcoming Events

September 9, 1:30PM-5:30PM, Clean Water for NC’s Regional Summit on Impacts of Atlantic Coast Pipeline. Wilson, NC. Advance registration required: register at tinyurl.com/ACPsummit.

New CWFNC Report on Atlantic Coast Pipeline Blast Zones

Aug 15, Raleigh—Groups working closely with residents along the route for the proposed Atlantic Coast Pipeline (ACP) will speak about the dangers they will face if construction of the controversial Atlantic Coast Pipeline is allowed to go forward, as a new report from Clean Water for North Carolina is released. Speakers showed enlarged images of “High Consequence Areas” along the proposed route in their counties, and the extent of “blast zones” around them. Hundreds of . . . → Read More: New CWFNC Report on Atlantic Coast Pipeline Blast Zones

What’s in Your Well? The Importance of Routine Testing!

by Olivia Eskew, Summer Duke Stanback Intern

For the past 3 months, I have collected interview-based and literature review data on the status of well water quality and testing in North Carolina. My goal was to provide informative and brief outreach materials for each county environmental health department to better inform county residents on their well water quality, and for Clean Water for NC to use in our ongoing outreach efforts!

Did you know the . . . → Read More: What’s in Your Well? The Importance of Routine Testing!

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!