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Dec. 29, 10AM – 2PM   EJ Network Quarterly Meeting hosted by Concerned Citizens of Northampton County. Lunch will be served so please email Belinda (joynerjb60@yahoo.com) to RSVP. Cool Spring Comm. Center, 120 Cherry St., Gaston

Save the Date! Jan. 11, Raleigh, 1– 5PM  Rally/Lobby Day for a Cleaner Energy NC. Sponsored by Triangle People Power. Focus will be on resisting the ACP and Clean Path 2025 Act.

Ongoing — Help Robie and Dwayne Goins fight the ACP! Consider donating to the Goins’ legal battle against the proposed fracked gas pipeline in their town of Prospect, NC. For more info, visit their GoFundMe

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Lead Violations Impact Vulnerable NC Communities

Rachel Velez, guest author

While many are aware of the recent water crisis in Flint, Michigan, public health issues relating to lead and copper contamination may be closer to home than you think. Clean Water for North Carolina recently obtained a dataset from the North Carolina Public Water Supply section detailing almost 1,000 lead and copper violations over the past four years. With an estimated ¾’s of North Carolinians accessing their drinking water from . . . → Read More: Lead Violations Impact Vulnerable NC Communities

GenX, Chemours, and Protecting NC's Drinking Water Supplies

Graphic from “The Intercept,” 2016.

Dozens of articles have been written in recent weeks about the discovery of alarming levels of an unregulated contaminant called “GenX” in the Cape Fear River and in the water supply for a quarter of a million North Carolinians downstream. This situation exemplifies the scale of the drinking water crises our state will face in the future, and the need for concerned residents to stand up for better protections . . . → Read More: GenX, Chemours, and Protecting NC’s Drinking Water Supplies

Drinking Water & Democracy at Stake: Call your NC lawmakers this week to weigh in

This week, lawmakers are beginning to discuss and pass dozens of bills that have been introduced this spring, in order to pass as many as possible before an important deadline on Thursday, April 27. Please call or e-mail your legislators today and weigh in on several key bills with huge implications for NC drinking water, environmental justice, and democracy!

To find the names and phone numbers of the legislators for your area, go to . . . → Read More: Drinking Water & Democracy at Stake: Call your NC lawmakers this week to weigh in

NC Supreme Court rules in favor of Asheville in water lawsuit

On December 21, 2016, the NC Supreme Court ruled in favor of the City of Asheville in a long-standing dispute over the City’s right to own and operate their water system, overruling a lower court’s decision. (Read the City of Asheville’s statement). This decision recognizes the inherent connection between water utility governance and human health, and denies the NC General Assembly’s attempt to pass local legislation to involuntarily transfer drinking water assets from one entity . . . → Read More: NC Supreme Court rules in favor of Asheville in water lawsuit