The drinking water crisis in Flint, Michigan has turned into an epidemic of environmental injustices. Flint, a city that is 57% African American, 37% White American, 4% Latino, and 4% mixed race sits about 68 miles northwest of Detroit. Michigan Governor Rick Snyder and President Obama have both declared a state of emergency because of the deadly lead contamination in the drinking water. Flint switched from Detroit’s water system to pulling water from the Flint . . . → Read More: Residents denied clean water in Flint; how you can help?
Halifax Mall (Behind the legislature – map) June 3 Moral Monday
Join us next Monday, June 17, 2013 at the state legislature for the next “Moral Monday” rally with the NAACP to bring attention to Health and Environmental Justice issues!
Supporters and rally participants plan to arrive at Halifax Mall (behind the Legislative Building) at 5:00 PM. No need to risk arrest unless you wish to, supporters are just as . . . → Read More: June 17th is NC NAACP “Moral Monday for Health and Environmental Justice”
by Grant Mincy, Energy Organizer
On January 19th, I attended my first organizing and strategy meeting as a new staff member with Clean Water for North Carolina. I have recently relocated from Knoxville, Tennessee to work on environment and energy issues facing NC. That Saturday I took my seat at the table with other NC activists to discuss upcoming rate hikes by Duke and Progress Energy. The Consumers Against Rate Hikes (CARH) strategy session participants . . . → Read More: The Monopoly Man and Your Utility Rates
It’s a priceless gift when a local community has a paper whose leadership is committed to raising awareness early of potential threats to its health and environment, and then reports relentlessly on the issues and actions by local activists. Last month, Granville County, just north of Durham, lost an editor/publisher with a remarkable record of doing exactly that. The outcomes of over two decades of struggles to prevent local and regional environmental harms are, in . . . → Read More: The Difference a Local Editor Can Make: In memory of Harry Coleman, Butner-Creedmoor News