• Virtual Public Hearing on Proposed “Biochar” Facility in Hamlet

    Virtual Public Hearing on Proposed Biochar Facility in Hamlet March 1, 6:00 PM An industrial plant that would “cook” creosote-treated railroad ties and release tons of harmful air emissions is proposed for a predominantly low-income neighborhood near Hamlet, an area already burdened by pollution. Participate by phone: US TOLL +1-415-655-0003 Access Code: 178 470 3734 WebEx Link: https://bit.ly/39golwj Event Password: NCDAQ If you wish to speak at the public hearing, you must register by March 1 at 4 p.m. To register, please visit: https://bit.ly/3iJjiHU or call (919) 618-0968.   DAQ…


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  • NC Climate Change Interagency Council Virtual Meeting

    NC Climate Change Interagency Council Virtual Meeting Wednesday, February 24, 10:00 AM ATTEND ONLINE: https://ncdenrits.webex.com/ncdenrits/onstage/g.php?MTID=efa9fc1e2a9873c86c0df9bd2f36344e4 Event Number: 185 381 9370 Event Password: CCIC ATTEND BY PHONE: +1-415-655-0003 (US TOLL) Access Code: 185 381 9370 Public comments will be limited to two minutes and speakers are asked to sign up online by 5:00 pm on Tuesday, February 23. On October 29, 2018, Governor Cooper established the North Carolina Climate Change Interagency Council as part of Executive Order No. 80 North Carolina’s Commitment To Address Climate Change And Transition To A Clean Energy Economy: The Secretary or designee of each cabinet agency…


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  • NC Environmental Justice and Equity Advisory Board virtual meeting

    Feb. 22, 3:00 – 5:00, NC Environmental Justice and Equity Advisory Board virtual meeting.  Topics include a panel discussion on public outreach and engagement, and a public comment period will be held from 5-6PM. Join the meeting here Meeting number:  178 020 1965 Event password: NCDEQ Phone: +1-415-655-0003 US TOLL Access code: 178 020 1965


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  • Historic Thousands on Jones (HKonJ) in Raleigh and online!

    Historic Thousands on Jones (HKonJ) in Raleigh and online! There won’t be thousands crowded onto Fayetteville St., but folks are planning a BIG caravan, and there will definitely be music, speakers, and a livestream! Keep watch on the NC Poor People’s Campaign website and Facebook page for details on how you can be part of this annual People’s Assembly.


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  • NC Oil & Gas Commission Meeting

    Feb. 9, 10:00 – 12:00, NC Oil and Gas Commission virtual meeting. For more information, and to view the agenda, click here.


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  • Virtual Public Hearing on Revised Swine Biogas Permits for Align RNG!

    Jan. 26, 6:00 PM: Virtual Public Meeting on Revised Swine Biogas Permits for Align RNG! Review the revised permits here. Don’t let Dominion Smithfield fool you! Biogas is NOT a clean energy solution for NC. For this upcoming hearing, 4 farms in Duplin and Sampson counties are requesting to build anaerobic digesters on their properties in order to break down the hog urine and feces and “feed” biogas to the Align RNG facility. Tell DEQ’s Division of Water Resources to DENY these permits and protect our NC communities from the hog industry’s air and…


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  • Pork Has a Giant Manure Problem: Biogas is Not The Solution – WEBINAR

    Jan. 9,  Pork Has a Giant Manure Problem: Biogas is Not The Solution 12:00-2:30 pm, online Join the North Carolina Environmental Justice Network and FoodPrint for a look at biogas, a false solution to the problem of CAFOs (Concentrated Animal Feedlot Operations). Certain people in the hog industry are saying that the solution to this factory farm waste is to turn it into energy: biogas, they’re calling it. It’s being proposed as a “green” solution to the harmful effects of factory farming. But it does not reduce harm to local communities, and lets the hog business continue business as usual, with large-scale polluting…


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  • Science Advisory Board Virtual Meeting

    Science Advisory Board Virtual Meeting December 7, 9:30 – 2:00 PM View the Agenda Meeting link Meeting Number: 178 308 4586 Password: NCDEQ Join the audio conference only: To receive a call back, provide your phone number when you join the event, or call the number below and enter the access code. +1-415-655-0003 US TOLL *Mute your telephone upon entering* Access Code: 171 308 4586  


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  • Align “Renewable” Natural Gas Hearing & Comment Deadline

    Align Renewable Natural Gas (RNG), LLC, a joint venture between Dominion Energy and Smithfield Foods, is proposing to build and operate a new directed biogas facility in Duplin County. North Carolina’s Department of Environmental Quality will host a virtual public hearing on November 16, 2020 at 6 p.m. to discuss the air quality permit application, followed by a public hearing. If you wish to speak at the public hearing, you must register by 4 p.m. on November 16. To register, please visit: https://bit.ly/33qAtqx


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  • NC Oil & Gas Commission Meeting

    November 10, 2020 Virtual Meeting: 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. WebEx: https://ncdenrits.webex.com/ncdenrits/j.php?MTID=mf4bed09cf25cc27cf6f763adbcb15cbb  Meeting Number (Access Code): 171 335 5455 Meeting Password: OGCNOV2020 Join by Phone: +1-415-655-0003 US TOLL Access code: 171 335 5455 DRAFT Agenda DRAFT Minutes August 2020 Oil and Gas Commission Meeting


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