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Upcoming Events

Now – June 27, Chapel Hill, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PMNathalie Worthington’s “Honoring Habitat” exhibit at NC Botanical Gardens

June 21Raleigh, 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM, Statewide Clean Energy Action & Justice Day to call on NC legislators to support 100% clean, renewable energy & the suspension of new fossil fuel infrastructure, Halifax Mall, 300 North Salisbury St.

June 23 – DC, 10:00 AM, Poor People’s Campaign “Rally to Fight Poverty, Not the Poor” at the Capitol! Join to cap off the 40 Days of Action & to launch the next phase of this nationwide movement

Why and How to Test Your Well Water

By Bill Rubin, Guest Author

Over three million North Carolinians get their drinking water from private wells, but not all private wells provide safe, drinkable water. Nothing’s more important to your quality of life and health than having well water you KNOW is safe. Store-bought test kits don’t give you the detection level you need to ensure water safety, and generally only test for one or two possible contaminants. Luckily our state can help you . . . → Read More: Why and How to Test Your Well Water

Help Us Prevent EPA’s Rollback of Critical Coal Ash Protections!

At the only public hearing on April 25th near Washington, DC, dozens of public speakers strongly opposed the Pruitt EPA’s effort to slash coal ash protections for our waters and our health!

Public comment period on EPA’s proposed rule changes ends April 30th. Please email your written comments to CCRPhase1@epa.gov. Include “Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-OLEM-2017-0286:” in your subject line. For more details, please click here.

The Environmental Protection Agency is taking comments by . . . → Read More: Help Us Prevent EPA’s Rollback of Critical Coal Ash Protections!

The Dangers of Bottled Water

Bill Rubin, Guest Author

In speaking with residents in low income areas, Clean Water for NC has sometimes found homes where the parents drank tap water, but they bought bottled water for their kids. They figured that although bottled water was more expensive, it must also be safer. You can understand why that family might think so, given a number of high profile water contamination cases in pubic water systems, including the lead contamination . . . → Read More: The Dangers of Bottled Water

Federal coal ash rule monitoring reveals high groundwater radioactivity at NC sites; EPA tries to slash requirements!

On March 2nd, the deadline passed for coal-fired power plants to post the results of their groundwater monitoring in an annual report that is required under the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s 2015 coal combustion residuals (CCR) rule for storage and disposal of coal ash. The monitoring is required to determine the extent that the coal ash impoundments and landfills are contaminating groundwater. Concerning levels of radioactivity were found at 11 out of the . . . → Read More: Federal Coal Ash Rule Monitoring Reveals High Groundwater Radioactivity at NC Sites; EPA Tries to Slash Requirements!