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Upcoming Events

February 13, RaleighHKonJ People's Assembly and Moral March on Raleigh. www.hkonj.com for details.

Throughout March, public hearings for Dept. of Environmental Quality draft classifications for cleanup of coal ash dumps. Click here to view the schedule.

Jan. 26: Public hearing on proposed gas plant in Asheville

Tuesday, January 26, 7PM Buncombe County Courthouse 60 Court Plaza, Courtroom 1A, Asheville, NC 28801 Arrive at 6PM to sign up to speak, and to attend a peaceful demonstration

This “fast-tracked” application from Duke Energy for a new fracked gas power plant should not be allowed to just slide through the process, increasing NC’s dependence on natural gas, without adequate consideration of the “downsides” by the NC Utilities Commission. Help us get . . . → Read More: Jan. 26: Public hearing on proposed gas plant in Asheville

Clean Water for NC Re-files Suit Challenging NC Oil and Gas Commission’s Authority to Block Local Ordinances

As local governments across North Carolina continue to take action to protect their residents and resources from potential hydraulic fracturing (“fracking”), the right to enact local ordinances has become a focal point in the ongoing debate about future natural gas extraction in the state. In recent weeks, the Counties of Stokes, Rockingham and Lee, as well as the towns of Stoneville and Walnut Cove, have joined Anson and Chatham Counties and the cities of Creedmoor . . . → Read More: Clean Water for NC Re-files Suit Challenging NC Oil and Gas Commission’s Authority to Block Local Ordinances

Fracking Stories film screenings June 4, 9, 17

Clean Water for NC is partnering with Working Films, Appalachian Voices, and the Blue Ridge Environmental Defense League to host screenings of this compilation of six short documentaries across the state. “Fracking Stories” features clips that explore the public health and environmental consequences of fracking and the ways that communities are coming together to protect themselves. We hope you’ll join us for one of the upcoming events!

Wednesday, June 17, Salisbury 7:00 p.m.

Rowan . . . → Read More: Don’t Miss it! “Fracking Stories” in Salisbury, June 17

Challenge Filed to Mining and Energy Commission Authority to Overturn Local Ordinances

For immediate release Contact: Hope Taylor, Executive Director, Clean Water for NC 919-401-9600

On May 1st, Clean Water for North Carolina, a statewide environmental justice group that focuses on community empowerment, filed a constitutional challenge to the NC Mining and Energy Commission’s right to overturn local government ordinances by preemption. Such ordinances are created by local governments to protect their communities from the impacts of hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking.” Residents of three counties (Chatham, Anson . . . → Read More: CWFNC challenges Mining and Energy Commission’s Authority to Overturn Local Ordinances