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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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Clean Water Act at 40: Unfulfilled Promises?

Happy 40th Anniversary, Clean Water Act! Yours for 40 more years of renewed enforcement and justice, Belinda, Hope, Maribel, and Katie

Today marks the 40th anniversary of the passage of the landmark Clean Water Act. The Clean Water Act is the most important single federal law for protection of surface waters, setting up national thresholds which the Environmental Protection Agency could enforce, though most rulemaking and permitting is delegated to state agencies. Its . . . → Read More: Clean Water Act at 40: Unfulfilled Promises?

A Frackless NC Holiday to You

‘Twas the holiday season, and all through the state People gathered with loved ones for t’ celebrate. Their stockings were hung by the chimney with care Hoping St. Nick would bring clean water and air!

The year had been rough, lots of bad bills had passed Leaving us fearing we’d be “natural gassed.” But the “fractivists” fought it, the movement took root, Giving NC the chance to give fracking the boot….

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Reflections on environmental health and justice from an expectant mother

by Rachel Lang-Balde As I await the birth of my second child, I’m considering the implications of environmental health and justice on my family, my community and our state. Environmental health and justice affect all parents – and come into play in multiple ways throughout pregnancy, the birthing process, parenthood and child development.

As a public health graduate student, my focus was on maternal health and nutrition. Environmental health was a factor in studies of . . . → Read More: Reflections on environmental health and justice from an expectant mother