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Upcoming Events

Public Hearings on proposed MVP Southgate!

Aug. 19, 5-8 PM, Rockingham Comm. College, 215 Wrenn Memorial Rd., Wentworth
Aug. 20, 5-8 PM, Olde Dominion Ag Complex, 19783 U.S. Hwy. 29 S., Chatham
Aug. 22, 5-8 PM, Vailtree Event Center, 1567 Bakatsias Lane, Haw River

August 20, 7 PM, Enviva Public Hearing, Speak out to stop Enviva from expanding their wood pellet industry in NC! More info HERE, Northampton High School, Auditorium, 152 Hurricane Drive, Gaston

Aug. 28, 6:30 PM – Triangle Rising: Energy Justice for North Carolina ActionJoin with allies as we fight for energy justice and challenge the Duke Energy monopoly! Pullen Memorial Baptist Church, 1801 Hillsborough St., Finlater Hall, Raleigh

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DEQ Public Meetings on Final Closure of 6 Major NC Coal Ash Sites

As DEQ announced the ranking of 6 large coal ash sites in NC as “low risk” on Nov. 14th, they also announced public “meetings” to give the public a chance to give input on closure plans for these sites. We know that Duke wants to close these sites by “Capping in Place” to save in cleanup costs, but that will only leave the ash looming over communities and leaching toxic contaminants into groundwater, . . . → Read More: DEQ Public Meetings on Final Closure of 6 Major NC Coal Ash Sites

Environmental Justice Network Meets in Northampton County!

The North Carolina Environmental Justice Network will hold a meeting Saturday, Dec. 29, in Gaston, close to I-95! Hosted by The Concerned Citizens of Northampton County, this meeting will cover environmental and social justice topics, including impacts of the Atlantic Coast Pipeline and discussion of the election outcome.

Click HERE to Register to let us know you are coming, as lunch will be provided!Please RSVP by 4PM on Friday, December 21

If . . . → Read More: Environmental Justice Network Meets in Northampton County!

Does Your Residential Well Need Testing after Flooding or Another Contamination Event?  

Do you suspect that a drinking water well may have been contaminated by floodwaters or another recent contamination event? The Alliance of Carolinians Together (ACT) Against Coal Ash has funding to help you test your well for several common types of contamination. We’ve arranged with Pace Analytical Laboratories to analyze well water samples for community groups or impacted individuals for the following types of contamination if you see indications:

Coal Ash (indications include: . . . → Read More: Does Your Residential Well Need Testing after Flooding or Another Contamination Event?  

Deadline for Public Comments on Draft Coal Combustion Residuals Rules: Monday, Oct. 15!

Please see some key concerns and talking points you can put in your own words HERE.

Where to send comments:

By Email: publiccomments@ncdenr.gov – please put “CCR Rule” in the subject line

By U.S. Mail: Ellen Lorscheider, Deputy Director DWM, 1646 Mail Service Center, Raleigh, NC 27699-1646