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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.

Take action

Upcoming ways to take action:
The N.C. Department of Environmental Quality is currently deciding when and how coal ash sites across the state will be cleaned up. Tell them that all sites are high priority, and tell Duke Energy that they need to provide permanent, safe drinking water for their neighbors!

DEQ comprehensive report on coal ash cleanup classifications (150 pages)

More talking points will be added soon! In March, DEQ will host a series of public hearings in the counties affected by coal ash. Here is a list of the hearings in chronological order:

  • March 1, 6p.m., hearing on Asheville Power Station (Buncombe County) – AB Technical Community College Ferguson Auditorium, 340 Victoria Rd, Asheville, NC 28801
  • March 1, 6p.m., hearing on Dan River Steam Station (Rockingham County) – Eden Town Hall, 308 East Stadium Drive Eden, North Carolina 27288
  • March 1, 6p.m., hearing on Riverbend Steam Station (Gaston County) – Gaston College Myers Center Auditorium, 201 Highway U.S. 321 S Dallas, NC 28034
  • March 1, 6p.m., hearing on Sutton Power Station (New Hanover County) – Cape Fear Community College, room N-202, 411 N Front St, Wilmington, NC 28401
  • March 10, 6p.m., hearing on Cape Fear Power Station (Chatham County) – Central Carolina Community College Building 2 Multipurpose Room, 764 West St, Pittsboro, NC 27312
  • March 10, 6p.m., hearing on H.F. Lee Power Station (Wayne County) – Wayne County Community College Auditorium, 3000 Wayne Memorial Dr, Goldsboro, NC 27534
  • March 10, 6p.m., hearing on Weatherspoon Steam Electric Plant (Robeson County) – Robeson Community College A.D. Lewis Auditorium, 5160 Fayetteville Rd, Lumberton, NC 28360
  • March 14, 6p.m., hearing on Rogers Energy Complex (formerly Cliffside) (Rutherford County) – Rutherford Isothermal Community College Auditorium, 286 ICC Loop Rd, Spindale, NC 28160
  • March 14, 6p.m., hearing on Rogers Energy Complex (formerly Cliffside) (Cleveland County) – Boiling Springs Town Hall, 114 E College Ave, Shelby, NC 28152
  • March 16, 6p.m., hearing on Mayo Power Station & Roxboro Power Station (Person County)- Person County Government Building, 304 S Morgan St, Roxboro, NC 27573
  • March 22, 6p.m., hearing on Allen Steam Station (Gaston County) – Gaston College Myers Center Auditorium, 201 Highway U.S. 321 S Dallas, NC 28034
  • March 22, 6p.m., hearing on Buck Steam Station (Rowan County) – Catawba College Room 300, 2300 W Innes St, Salisbury, NC 28144
  • March 24, 6p.m., hearing on Belews Creek Steam Station (Stokes County) – Walnut Cove Public Library, 106 5th St, Walnut Cove, NC 27052
  • March 29, 6p.m., hearing on Marshall Steam Station (Catawba County) -Catawba Valley Community College Auditorium, 2550 US-70, Hickory, NC 28602

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Rally against electricity rate hikes and dirty energy, Jan. 2013

Rally against electricity rate hikes and dirty energy, Jan. 2013