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Upcoming Events

Chatham County Board of Commissioners Meeting: Monday, July 17th at 6:00pm. Pittsboro Historic Court House. A public hearing will be held on extending the moratorium on hydraulic fracturing by one year. Chatham residents may also comment on the proposal by emailing lindsay.ray@chathamnc.org.

ACP Public Hearings on Water /Wetland 401 Permits (sign up begins 5:00 pm):
July 18: Fayetteville, 6:00 – 9:00 pm, Fayetteville Technical Community College, Cumberland Hall Auditorium, 2201 Hull Rd.

July 20: Rocky Mount, 6:00 – 9:00 pm, Nash Community College, Brown Auditorium, 522 N. Old Carriage Rd.

Tony Ingraffea: Eastern NC speaking tour March 14-16!

Dr. Anthony (“Tony”) Ingraffea is known internationally for his work on geologic fracturing and the failure of gas wells, leading to methane and other contamination in groundwater. He will present “Shale Gas/Oil: Latest Evidence on Leaky Wells and Methane Emissions, and Implications for Energy Policy” at UNC-Wilmington, NC State Univ, and East Carolina Univ. Visit frackfreenc.org for times and locations!

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