• Online rally to STOP MVP Southgate!

    ACP is gone! SAY NO to MVP Southgate Extension in NC! Indigenous Online Rally, July 25 10:00 AM! Register Here: https://www.facebook.com/events/2599540470362056 The Mountain Valley Pipeline (MVP) is a 303 mile pipeline being constructed to carry fracked gas from West Virginia into Virginia. MVP is working to get approval for an extension of that pipeline that will take it an additional 70 miles from southern Virginia into central North Carolina. The addition, the MVP Southgate project, will cut through Rockingham and Alamance counties, ending at a point…


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  • Comment deadline for Buck Steam Station Closure Plan!

    Help protect Coal Ash Communities! NC DEQ is asking that comments for the Buck Steam Station closure plan be resubmitted by July 24! Public comments may be submitted by email to: buckcomments@ncdenr.gov. Written comments may be submitted to: Louise Hughes, N.C. Department of Environmental Quality, Attn: Louise Hughes 1601 Mail Service Center, Raleigh, N.C., 27699-1601. Closure plans, public notices and more details can be found online at: deq.nc.gov/news/key-issues/coal-ash-excavation/2020-coal-ash-closure-plans-buck-cape-fear-hf-lee-and.


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  • Comment Deadline on ACP’s Request to Extend Construction to 2022!

    July 2, 5:00 PM Comment deadline on ACP’s request to extend construction to 2022! ACP’s construction window, as outlined in FERC’s certificate, is set to expire in Oct. 2020. Legal challenges caused by Duke and Dominion’s rushed permitting process have completely halted construction, and developers are still missing 8 permits! Tell FERC to DENY ACP’s request! This is our chance to stop this unneeded, unjust project that will devastate our most vulnerable communities and water sources. FERC encourages electronic filings of comments using the “eFiling” link in the top right sidebar at http://www.ferc.gov. Include ACP’s docket…


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  • Digital Poor People’s Assembly & Moral March on Washington!

    Mass Poor People’s Assembly & National Moral March on Washington, DC: A Digital Gathering June 20, 2020 Broadcast at 10 AM EST & 6 PM EST The Mass Poor People’s Assembly & Moral March on Washington is going digital! On June 20th, we will hold the largest digital and social media gathering of poor and low-income people, moral and religious leaders, advocates, and people of conscience in this nation’s history. A global pandemic is exposing…


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  • EPA Webinar on Clean Water Act Rule Change

    June 17, 2:00 PM, EPA public webinar on proposed changes to Water Quality Certifications under the Clean Water Act, registration link will be posted here before the webinar


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  • Deadline to Request Public Hearing & Submit Comments on Align RNG facility!

    The joint venture between Dominion Energy and Smithfields Foods would produce biogas from hog waste and pump toxic air emissions into Duplin Co. MORE INFORMATION Write Dept. of Air Quality TODAY and demand a public hearing on the proposed facility so communities members can provide adequate input. Send to daq.publiccomments@ncdenr.gov with the subject line “Align Energy.” Proposed talking points: – Duplin Co. is already overburdened by toxic air pollutants from animal operations – The area of the proposed facility has one of the higest density of COVID cases in the state – ANY additional air permits should be prevented or…


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  • EJ and Equity Advisory Board Special Meeting on ACP

    A special meeting of the North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality Secretary’s Environmental Justice and Equity Advisory Board is being held Thursday to discuss a motion made during the November board meeting to express concern regarding the Atlantic Coast Pipeline. The public can watch the 2 p.m. Thursday meeting being held remotely by video conference online or listen by phone. To attend via WebEx, visit https://ncdenrits.webex.com/ncdenrits/onstage/g.php?MTID=ee8130ed959efaab17502547206fbe1a5 Meeting number / Access Code:  161 900 8800 Password:  756534963 Phone: +1-415-655-0003 US TOLL The board’s 16 members were selected from across North Carolina and represent…


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  • 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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