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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.

This month, speak out for coal ash cleanup

Speak out for coal ash cleanup: hearings throughout March

Hearings on proposed classifications for cleanup of coal ash dumps across the state are a critical time for concerned residents and impacted communities to speak out for transparent, swift, and protective plans to safely store coal ash and ensure safe drinking water Duke Energy’s for neighbors! This is an environmental justice issue affecting some of the state’s most vulnerable communities, who are standing up together for . . . → Read More: This month, speak out for coal ash cleanup

Residents denied clean water in Flint; how you can help?

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?

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