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Upcoming Events

March 14, 1pm, Archdale Building,  Raleigh: The Oil and Gas Commission will be meeting in the Ground Floor Hearing Room

March 22, 6pm, Carolina Civic Center Theater, Lumberton: “Robeson Rises” film premier and panel discussion. More info, trailer here

March 24, 9am-4pm, UNC Asheville: Stream Volunteer Training. For more information or to RSVP, contact us at (828) 357-7411 or at View flyer.

April 22, 12pm-5pm, Durham Central Park: Earth Day Festival. Enjoy a day filled with an eclectic mix of music, food, hands-on environmental education activities and much more. Don’t forget to stop by the Clean Water for NC tent and say hi!

NC Seeks Public Input on Plans to Accelerate Draining of Coal Ash Basins

Comment on a consent agreement between Duke Energy and NC regulators!

The NC Division of Water Resources has released a draft “Special Order by Consent” or “SOC” for three Duke Energy power plants – Marshall (Catawba County), Allen (Gaston County) and Cliffside (Cleveland/Rutherford Counties). This agreement requires Duke to speed up the timeline for draining water from coal ash basins at these facilities – a necessary step to close them and should stop some of . . . → Read More: NC Seeks Public Input on Plans to Accelerate Draining of Coal Ash Basins

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

CWFNC stands with our allies in eastern NC

Princeville in 1999 after Hurricane Floyd (top) and after Hurricane Matthew (bottom). Photos credited to Chris Tyree/Virginia Pilot and Jonathan Drake/Reuters.

The devastation in communities in eastern NC from Hurricane Matthew is historic and overwhelming. We know that many communities – many of them communities of color or low-income communities – are still feeling the worst of the flooding’s effects. For example, Princeville, the oldest U.S. town incorporated by African Americans which was settled . . . → Read More: CWFNC stands with our allies in eastern NC

State reversal on hexavalent chromium in well water an outrage

North Carolinians should be outraged at the recent stunt by the NC Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) and Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), to reverse “do not drink” recommendations made by the same agencies last year to private well users near Duke Energy’s coal ash dumps. Initially, DHHS warned residents within 1500 feet of these dumps whose water had more than 0.07 parts per billion hexavalent chromium, a carcinogen when consumed or inhaled, . . . → Read More: State reversal on hexavalent chromium in well water an outrage