The Peoples’ Hearing, held on July 28th drew about 60 enthusiastic residents along the pipeline and folks from outside of the area there to show support. Many had deep concerns about the proposed plans and pathway for the Atlantic Coast Pipeline that will travel through 8 NC counties, mostly low-income and with high minority populations.
>>You can comment to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission about your concerns about the Atlantic Coast Pipeline by August . . . → Read More: Peoples’ Hearing Success! July 28
Clean Water for North Carolina is releasing a new short report – “Dangerous Neighbors: Gas Pipelines, Compressor Stations, and Environmental Injustice”. The U.S. is currently in the midst of an expansion of the natural gas infrastructure that has far outpaced the knowledge of impacts on people and the communities in which they live. With natural gas being touted as the “clean” bridge between coal and renewable energy, regulators and legislated incentives have cleared the way . . . → Read More: New Report: Dangerous Neighbors: Pipelines, Compressor Stations and Environmental Injustice
Isaac Franklin Coleman, Jr. (1943-2016)
Clean Water for North Carolina staff and Board of Directors remember Isaac Coleman, who passed away earlier this month after a short battle with cancer, as a friend, admired fellow activist, and generous man who contributed enormously to guiding our organization during the 11 years he served on our Board of Directors.
In early 2005, we welcomed Isaac to our Board as a seasoned social justice and civil rights . . . → Read More: Remembering Isaac Coleman, leader for justice
Empowering communities to protect their environmental rights is what we’re all about here at Clean Water for NC. Sometimes that means working closely with a single neighborhood to organize against a proposed polluting facility or to get a safe water supply. In other cases, it involves connecting individuals, organizations, and communities together to face a widespread threat or existing environmental injustice, such as fracking, coal ash dumps or water privatization.
We know how important . . . → Read More: The power of united communities in 2015