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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 / Eqilabstaff@gmail.com. $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.

New Duke nuke would impact Broad River, drinking water

PUBLIC HEARING: April 4, 2013 Speak up for the Broad River and the health and safety of North and South Carolinians

The proposed WS LEE Nuclear Power Plant in Gaffney, SC needs an NPDES wastewater discharge permit to dump chemicals and heated water into the Broad River at 99 Island Reservoir. Folks concerned about the health and social impacts of this plant will attend the hearing to make public comments and request denial of this . . . → Read More: New Duke nuke would impact Broad River, drinking water

The Monopoly Man and Your Utility Rates

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

Jan. 19 Hearing on Future Duke Nuke station near Charlotte

Next week, you can make a difference at the Nuclear Resources Commission’s public hearing for a proposed new nuclear generator in Gaffney, SC, just 40 miles southwest of Charlotte on the Broad River (and less than 2 hours from Asheville). The William States Lee facility would disproportionately impact low-income folks living nearby, increase the number of existing or proposed nuclear reactors on the Broad River to FIVE, return HOT water to the river, and potentially . . . → Read More: Jan. 19 Hearing on Future Duke Nuke station near Charlotte