• Virtual Public Hearing, Proposed Active Energy LLC Wood Pellets Facility

    The N.C. Department of Environmental Quality’s Division of Air Quality (DAQ) will host a digital public hearing on Monday, June 22, 2020, on a draft permit for Active Energy Renewable Group.  The company is applying as new facility to manufacture wood pellets with a proposed maximum throughput of 39,420 oven dried tons per year, classifying it as a small facility. Based on public interest and after consulting with members of the community, the Division Director determined it was necessary to hold a digital public hearing to receive comments on the application and draft permit. Based on current guidance to stop…


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  • NC EJ and Equity Advisory Board *VIRTUAL* Meeting

    NC Environmental Justice and Equity Advisory Board meeting via teleconference** May 18, 3:00 – 5:15 PM There will still be an opportunity for the public to provide comments. View the Agenda WebEx Link: Meeting link:  https://ncdenrits.webex.com/ncdenrits/j.php?MTID=m78525016aa1f9337c6a21439d6660c69 Meeting number:  611 203 640 Password:  EJE2020 Join by Phone: +1-415-655-0003


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  • Stop the Money Pipeline Virtual Action!

    Thursday, April 23, 7:00 PM – Stop the Money Pipeline virtual action! Banks, insurance companies, asset managers, and institutional investors are funding, insuring and investing in the climate crisis. This action will focus on saying it’s time to STOP the Money Pipeline! More info


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  • Earth Day’s 50th Anniversary Livestreams! 

    April 22 kicks off a three day livestream bringing together millions around the world as we go online for a three-day mobilization to stop the climate emergency! >> Sign up for the local Triangle Earth Day Live, April 23! >> Sign up for the Global Earth Day Live, April 22 – 24!


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  • Comment Deadline for Active Energy wood pellets plant

    Deadline to Comment on air permit for wood pellet facility in Robeson County extended to June 26, 5:00 PM! We cannot allow Active Energy to use the communities of Robeson County as a dumping ground for a highly experimental product that will benefit international interests and produce unknown community and environmental health impacts. View the draft permit Comments due June 26, 5:00 PM Send comments to DAQ.publiccomments@ncdenr.gov and type “Active Energy Renewable Power” in the subject line. Mail written comments to: Mr. Gregory Reeves N.C. Division of Air Quality 225 Green Street, Suite 714 Fayetteville, NC 28301-5095…


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  • EPA Virtual Hearings on Proposed Coal Ash Rollbacks – Part B

    April 7 & 9, 9:00 AM: Virtual EPA Hearings on Coal Ash Rollbacks The Coal Ash Permitting Proposal, or Part B, will expose more Americans to hazardous pollution from coal ash, including to carcinogens like arsenic, hexavalent chromium and radium. While many Americans are home caring for themselves and their loved ones, the EPA is weakening rules and suspending enforcement allowing utilities and industry polluters to endanger public health and the environment for an undetermined length of time. Tell EPA to halt their plans and give us all a chance for meaningful public participation once…


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  • POSTPONED: Community Meeting on PFAS/GenX

    The community meeting on PFAS/GenX scheduled for tomorrow, Thursday, March 12, at Hope Mills Middle School has been postponed DEQ has decided to reschedule the meeting for tomorrow given the current guidance on minimizing the spread of COVID-19 and the recommendation that people at high risk of illness should avoid large groups and community gatherings. We will let you know when the meeting has been rescheduled!


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  • 3/10, Comment Deadline to Save NEPA!

    The Trump administration is proposing to gut NEPA, a landmark environmental law enacted in the 70s to promote transparency, informed decision making, and public input when federal agencies make decisions that impact the environment. Trump’s rollback… 1) Would limit public input on proposed projects, such as fracked gas pipelines, allowing only submission of highly specific technical data 2) Could limit public hearings to online webinars only 3) Prohibits agencies from considering cumuluative impacts of projects, including pipelines, power plants, and offshore drilling operations, and their impacts on the global climate 4) Would restrict FERC from analyzing alternative routes for pipelines, giving the agency even…


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  • 3/12, Duke Energy Progress Rate Hearing, Asheville

    *** The Feb. 20 Asheville hearing was cancelled due to inclement weather. This is the rescheduled hearing date *** Duke is attempting, yet again, to raise YOUR electricity bills to help pay for DUKE’s fracked gas infrastructure and coal ash negligence. Now is your chance to speak directly to the NC Utilities Commission and let them know, we are NOT going to keep quiet. March 12, 7:00 PM Buncombe County Courthouse Courtroom 1A 60 Court Plaza View more info on Duke’s proposed dirty energy rates


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  • 2/24, NC Science Advisory Board meeting

    NC Science Advisory Board meeting When: Feb. 24, 10:00 AM Where: Archdale Building, Ground Floor Hearing Room, 512 N. Salisbury Street, Raleigh The Secretaries’ Science Advisory Board includes 16 experts in toxicology, public health, ecology, engineering and other related fields. Their expertise assists the state departments of Environmental Quality and Health and Human Services by recommending reviews and evaluations of contaminants, acting as consultants on DEQ’s determinations to regulate contaminants, and helping the agencies identify contaminants of concern and determine which contaminants should be studied further.


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