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Upcoming Events

March 4-19, Eastern NC: Walk To Protect Our People And The Places Where We Live
Join APPPL for a Walk along the NC ACP route. The walk will begin in Northampton County, and end in Richmond County near Hamlet. Details.

Weigh in on closure plans for Riverbend Steam Station: March 16, 6PM (sign up to speak at 5:30PM) at Gaston College, Myers Auditorium, 201 Hwy. U.S. 321, Dallas.

March 26, 9AM-4PM, UNC Asheville: western NC stream volunteer training. RSVP to (828) 357-7411 / $15-20 Donation requested, but not required. View more information.

March 27, 6-8PM, Boone: Water Justice Forum. Sponsored by Department of Sustainable Development and the Sustainability and Environmental Education Club at ASU. Presentations by Dr. Kelsey Pieper, VA Tech, and Katie Hicks, CWFNC. Details.

Clean Water Act at 40: Unfulfilled Promises?

Happy 40th Anniversary, Clean Water Act! Yours for 40 more years of renewed enforcement and justice, Belinda, Hope, Maribel, and Katie

Today marks the 40th anniversary of the passage of the landmark Clean Water Act. The Clean Water Act is the most important single federal law for protection of surface waters, setting up national thresholds which the Environmental Protection Agency could enforce, though most rulemaking and permitting is delegated to state agencies. Its creators . . . → Read More: Clean Water Act at 40: Unfulfilled Promises?

A Frackless NC Holiday to You

‘Twas the holiday season, and all through the state People gathered with loved ones for t’ celebrate. Their stockings were hung by the chimney with care Hoping St. Nick would bring clean water and air!

The year had been rough, lots of bad bills had passed Leaving us fearing we’d be “natural gassed.” But the “fractivists” fought it, the movement took root, Giving NC the chance to give fracking the boot….

. . . → Read More: A Frackless NC Holiday to You

Reflections on environmental health and justice from an expectant mother

by Rachel Lang-Balde As I await the birth of my second child, I’m considering the implications of environmental health and justice on my family, my community and our state. Environmental health and justice affect all parents – and come into play in multiple ways throughout pregnancy, the birthing process, parenthood and child development.

As a public health graduate student, my focus was on maternal health and nutrition. Environmental health was a factor in studies of . . . → Read More: Reflections on environmental health and justice from an expectant mother