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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.

The time to stand up for Environmental Justice is NOW

Clean Water for North Carolina enthusiastically supports the Principles of Environmental Justice, first established in 1991. The Environmental Justice movement is now international, working to prevent the disproportionate impacts of destructive, economically damaging and toxic operations on communities of color and low income by standing together. Now, after decades of EPA recognition of environmental injustices and commitment to EJ, the progress made is under attack!

The Trump administration has announced plans to cut the EPA’s budget by 25 percent, including dismantling the whole EPA Environmental Justice program! That would include eliminating grant programs that help low income and minority communities to protect themselves against environmental harms. In the face of the administration’s outright hostility to EJ, Mustafa Ali, EPA’s Environmental Justice chief, resigned from his position after 24 years at the agency.

EJ Summit group

CWFNC’s Ericka Faircloth (second from left) at a previous Annual Summit of the NC Environmental Justice network.

It’s more urgent than ever to take action for Environmental Justice in North Carolina! CWFNC is a member of the NC Environmental Justice Network and encourages other organizations and individuals to join and support the network by visiting www.ncejn.org. NCEJN’s Annual Summit, a great opportunity to meet with other communities, takes place in mid-October each year. Watch for an announcement of the next Quarterly Meeting in Sampson County, NC in April, too!

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