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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.

Water and Energy

In North Carolina, more than 80% of surface water withdrawals are used by power generation facilities. Our rivers and lakes face massive withdrawals, toxic pollution and hot discharges from coal-fired and nuclear power plants. Meanwhile, low-income and minority communities are often the MOST impacted by energy production and extraction facilities. Learn more about the efforts of CWFNC and others to keep these polluters in check, work with vulnerable communities, seek for solutions to energy demand (like energy efficiency!) and conserve water resources for other uses.

Coal Ash in NC

Since the February, 2014 massive spill of tens of thousands of tons of coal ash and 27 million gallons of contaminated wastewater from a Duke Energy coal ash pit into the Dan River, lawmakers, regulators, the media, and the public have paid more attention to the threat of coal ash waste stored in unlined pits across NC. Clean Water for NC believes the storage and disposal of coal ash waste is an environmental justice issue, often impacting the most vulnerable communities, and we are committed to working with those communities to organize for just solutions to NC’s coal ash mess. We are an active partner with the statewide Alliance of Carolinians Together Against Coal Ash (ACT Against Coal Ash), a community-led alliance of representatives from communities next to the massive coal ash pits at Duke Energy power plants and near planned future coal ash landfills.

Information about Coal Ash in N.C.

Find out more about Coal Ash

Nuclear Energy and Radiation

CWFNC Comments on Nuclear Waste
CWFNC’s stance on nuclear power
Nuclear Information and Resource Service website
Beyond Nuclear blog
SAFE Carolinas website

Natural Gas and Pipelines

Factsheets and reports on fracking
Frack Free NC Alliance website (CWFNC is a founding partner)
Natural Gas Pipelines: Regulation and Risk for NC (CWFNC report, 2014)
Whitepaper: Duke Energy’s move toward a natural gas future would be disastrous for climate, economy (NC WARN)

Energy Efficiency

NC SAVE$ ENERGY campaign