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Upcoming Events


Rate hike hearings for Duke Energy Carolinas (see talking points here):

Tues., Jan. 16, 7pm: Franklin. Macon County Courthouse, Courtroom A, 5 W. Main Street.

Wed., Jan. 24, 7pm: Greensboro. Guilford County Courthouse, Courtroom 1C, 201 S. Eugene Street.

Tues., Jan. 30, 6:30pm: Charlotte Public Hearing. Mecklenburg County Courthouse, 832 E. 4th Street.

Feb. 10, 8am-1pm, Raleigh: Moral March on Raleigh & HKonJ People’s Assembly 2018. More information.

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Sign our petition to maintain a ban on fracking in NC
Sign the petition to keep control of Asheville's water local
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All I Want for Christmas is No ACP
Tell Governor Cooper – NO ACP for the Holidays!
Soon, our North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality will be making its final decision on a major permit for the Atlantic Coast Pipeline.
We need your help to send a message to the Governor and officials in Raleigh that North Carolina doesn’t want or need this pipeline.
Help us flood the Governor’s office with Holiday-themed NO ACP postcards. Pick your favorite design at the link here and send a postcard to the Governor. You can download and print at home, or we can send one on your behalf!

Our programs

CWFNC focuses our work in three main program areas. Jump to:
Empowered, Just Communities
Preventing Harm to Communities, Holding Polluters Accountable
Safe, Affordable Water for All

CWFNC is committed to working for environmental justice through community organizing, collaboration with other NC Environmental Justice Network partners, technical assistance and training.


  • Provide effective, accountable organizing and technical assistance, especially to people-of-color, low-income and rural communities, to increase knowledge, skills, and action to protect human health and community environments.
  • Work for fair, participatory environmental decision-making mechanisms in all NC communities, with wide participation. Work with our members, community partners, and state and local officials to provide critical education, emergency planning and accountability for businesses and industries that use hazardous materials.

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CWFNC believes it is not only possible but necessary to work for solutions to pollution problems that create jobs, help finance significant pollution reductions and conserve both water and energy while holding specific polluters accountable for their emissions and discharges through regulatory and direct activism. We spearhead public education and advocacy to build awareness of NC’s special vulnerabilities to hydraulic fracturing and potential impacts to our water, land, air and communities.

Goals (will be updated soon):

  • Partner with specific downstream or downwind groups and coalitions to work for stronger permits and enforcement, including filing legal challenges where there is an opportunity to set a strong precedent.
  • Reduce NC’s vulnerability to massive impact of electricity production on NC waters, while reducing cost of energy bills, especially for low income residents, and creating good, locally based jobs through energy efficiency and sound water allocation policies.

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CWFNC believes that safe affordable water is a right for all North Carolinians, and we work to organize with communities, research the impacts of water supply privatization and pricing practices, and advocate for health-protective, just and sustainable statewide water quality and allocation policies.


  • Ensure that North Carolinians know the source of their drinking water, the threats to its safety, and their responsibility for its protection. Research and educate the public on drinking water source protection, the right to safe, affordable water, and threats to both ground and surface water.
  • Develop just and sustainable policies to protect rights to affordable drinking water, adequate supply, and equitable distribution (water allocation and pricing).

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