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Nov. 19, 5:00 PM, Public Hearing on MVP Southgate’s 401 Water Quality Certification, Rockingham Comm. College Advanced Technologies Auditorium 560 County Home Road, Reidsville

Nov. 20, 10-2PM, NC Environmental Justice and Equity Board meeting, agenda TBA, Walnut Creek Wetland Center, Raleigh

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The power of united communities in 2015

Empowering communities to protect their environmental rights is what we’re all about here at Clean Water for NC. Sometimes that means working closely with a single neighborhood to organize against a proposed polluting facility or to get a safe water supply. In other cases, it involves connecting individuals, organizations, and communities together to face a widespread threat or existing environmental injustice, such as fracking, coal ash dumps or water privatization.

We know how important it is to bring people together to identify creative new strategies to work for Environmental Justice, share wisdom, and find hope and strength from each other! And we want to thank all our members for your generous donations this year to keep our work going strong (Not yet a member? You can click here to become part of Clean Water for NC’s ongoing work for safe water and environmental justice)!

Board and staff of CWFNC

Happy New Year from the staff and Board of Clean Water for North Carolina!

Just a few highlights from Clean Water for NC’s work this year:

  • Together with 30+ organizations in the Frack Free NC Alliance, we are planning creative actions in case the legal injunction against fracking permits is lifted. CWFNC has worked with the Duke Environmental Law and Policy Clinic to help local communities enact protective moratoriums against fracking, and sued the Oil & Gas Commission to stop its power to overturn local ordinances!
  • With partner organizations, we support a newly formed community-led alliance of residents impacted by coal ash. “A.C.T.” Against Coal Ash (the Alliance of Carolinians Together Against Coal Ash), has held two statewide meetings, mobilizing to protect Chatham and Lee County communities threatened by new coal ash dumps, and to call for safe removal or containment at sites with old, unlined ash dumps. It’s inspiring to see the new leadership coming from grassroots community members and working together inclusively to achieve priorities such as safe drinking water and coal ash disposal.
  • Robeson County is one of the poorest in the state and has NC’s most diverse population, with high percentages of Native Americans, African Americans and Latinos. In the eagerness for jobs, environmental concerns have almost always been marginalized here. The combined threats of a dirty livestock operation, a coal ash dump and a major new gas pipeline have awakened a new movement that’s engaging the wider community! CWFNC’s Ericka Faircloth, herself a Lumbee, coordinated a Summit in November, with follow up efforts on all issues underway.

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