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Upcoming Events

September 9, 1:30PM-5:30PM, Clean Water for NC’s Regional Summit on Impacts of Atlantic Coast Pipeline. Wilson, NC. Advance registration required: register at tinyurl.com/ACPsummit.

Duke Energy Progress Rate Hike Hearings, Sept. 12-Oct. 12, statewide:

Rockingham: Sept. 12, 7:00 p.m.: Richmond County Courthouse, Courtroom A, 105 W. Franklin Street

Raleigh: Sept. 25, 7:00 p.m.: Commission Hearing Room 2115, Dobbs Building, 430 N. Salisbury Street

Asheville: Sept. 27, 7:00 p.m.: Buncombe County Courthouse, Courtroom 1A, 60 Court Plaza

Full schedule and talking points – Click here!

October 1, 9a.m.-4p.m., UNC Asheville: WNC Stream Monitoring Volunteer Training. For more information or to RSVP, contact (828) 357-7411 or staff@eqilab.org. $15-20 Donation requested, but not required (material costs).

Residents impacted by coal ash respond to DEQ announcement on cleanup

Join us for a press conference & rally 1PM, Thursday, May 19 200 Blount St., Raleigh (sidewalk across from the Governor’s Mansion)

You’re invited! Neighbors of Duke Energy’s coal ash ponds and their allies will hold a press conference in Raleigh to respond to the Department of Environmental Quality’s classifications for cleaning up coal ash ponds across the state, released today. Residents will also respond to the recent news that Governor McCrory, the Department of . . . → Read More: Residents impacted by coal ash respond to DEQ announcement on cleanup

Tony Ingraffea: Eastern NC speaking tour March 14-16!

Dr. Anthony (“Tony”) Ingraffea is known internationally for his work on geologic fracturing and the failure of gas wells, leading to methane and other contamination in groundwater. He will present “Shale Gas/Oil: Latest Evidence on Leaky Wells and Methane Emissions, and Implications for Energy Policy” at UNC-Wilmington, NC State Univ, and East Carolina Univ. Visit frackfreenc.org for times and locations!

This month, speak out for coal ash cleanup

Speak out for coal ash cleanup: hearings throughout March

Hearings on proposed classifications for cleanup of coal ash dumps across the state are a critical time for concerned residents and impacted communities to speak out for transparent, swift, and protective plans to safely store coal ash and ensure safe drinking water Duke Energy’s for neighbors! This is an environmental justice issue affecting some of the state’s most vulnerable communities, who are standing up together for . . . → Read More: This month, speak out for coal ash cleanup

Residents denied clean water in Flint; how you can help?

The drinking water crisis in Flint, Michigan has turned into an epidemic of environmental injustices. Flint, a city that is 57% African American, 37% White American, 4% Latino, and 4% mixed race sits about 68 miles northwest of Detroit. Michigan Governor Rick Snyder and President Obama have both declared a state of emergency because of the deadly lead contamination in the drinking water. Flint switched from Detroit’s water system to pulling water from the Flint . . . → Read More: Residents denied clean water in Flint; how you can help?