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All I Want for Christmas is No ACP
Tell Governor Cooper – NO ACP for the Holidays!
Soon, our North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality will be making its final decision on a major permit for the Atlantic Coast Pipeline.
We need your help to send a message to the Governor and officials in Raleigh that North Carolina doesn’t want or need this pipeline.
Help us flood the Governor’s office with Holiday-themed NO ACP postcards. Pick your favorite design at the link here and send a postcard to the Governor. You can download and print at home, or we can send one on your behalf!

October 7: Regional Summit on the Atlantic Coast Pipeline

Clean Water for NC’s Regional Summit on the Proposed Atlantic Coast Pipeline:

Preventing Harms to Eastern NC’s Water, Air, Communities and Environmental Justice

Saturday, October 7, 1:30 – 5:00 PM, Light Refreshments
Wilson Community College, Del Mastro Auditorium
902 Herring Ave E, Wilson, NC
Advance registration required!

Register here by Oct. 4 at 6PM!

$5 CWFNC Members/Students/NCEJN Partners
(Enter NCEJN in “organization” field if applicable, for discount)

$25 Non CWFNC Members (Includes one year membership)

FREE for residents in counties along the proposed pipeline route, thanks to generous donations to cover these costs! Residents of Northampton, Halifax, Nash, Wilson, Johnston, Sampson, Cumberland or Robeson County still need to register in advance but can select the free ticket option. If you wish to register by phone, please call (919) 401-9600.

Presentations include:

Cathy Kunkel

Cathy Kunkel

  • Cathy Kunkel: Energy Analyst with the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis, lead author of 2016 report on overbuilding of unneeded gas pipelines and the impacts on communities and utility ratepayers.
  • John Runkle: Environmental Attorney, will discuss the recent circuit court decision requiring to evaluate climate impacts, and the implications for the ACP.
  • Landowners from NC: How the Atlantic Coast Pipeline is already impacting our lives and land.
  • Ericka Faircloth

    Ericka Faircloth

  • Native American Speakers: Eastern North Carolina’s Indigenous Groups and the damage to environmental rights, heritage lands and sacred sites.
  • Oshin Paranjape: Duke University, on the ACP “Blast Zone” and how it endangers residents close to the pipeline.
  • Therese Vick: Blue Ridge Environmental Defense League, will speak on dangers and health impacts of proposed compressor station in Northampton County.

Oshin Paranjape

Oshin Paranjape

Questions? Contact (919) 401-9600 or hope@cwfnc.org

Who should attend: residents, local and state officials, scientists, non-profits and NC Enviornmental Justice Network partners from across the state concerned about the potential environmental, health and community consequences of the Atlantic Coast Pipeline!

**There will be NO admission at the door. Pre-registration ends October 4 at 6:00 pm. Register now!

Want to Help Hurricane Harvey and Irma Victims?

New: Helping Puerto Rico recover from Hurricane Maria
List of organizations accepting donations and volunteers

UNICEF

UNICEF’s priorities include providing safe drinking water to communities affected, as well as providing psychosocial support to affected children and their families, and to restore education through the rehabilitation of schools and the establishment of child-friendly centers.​ ​​Pre-positioned emergency supplies in Barbados and Antigua will be rapidly distributed in coordination with national authorities ​for those most affected by Hurricane Irma​​.

​Oxfam America

In the wake of Hurricane Irma, Oxfam is assessing the needs of the most vulnerable people in Haiti and the Dominican Republic.​ ​Oxfam teams in Cap Haitien, Ouanaminthe and Gonaive, in the northern part of
the Dominican Republic, have the necessary stock for cholera prevention.

Heart to Heart International

Heart to Heart Internationals disaster team and Mobile Medical Unit are prepared and were pre-positioned to help as Irma made landfall
in Florida. Haiti medical teams that are experienced with Hurricane Matthew are responding after Irma’s bands of rain released rain on northern Haiti. Cholera is the main concern right now.​ ​The organization is also in Houston assisting with Hurricane Harvey relief efforts.

Direct Relief

Direct Relief has supplied Florida with 14 propositioned Hurricane Preparedness Packs, the most of any state in Direct Relief’s hurricane readiness program. The packs contain enough medicines and supplies to treat 100 patients for 3 to 5 days.

Sept. 9: Regional Summit on the Atlantic Coast Pipeline

Clean Water for NC’s Regional Summit on the Proposed Atlantic Coast Pipeline:
Preventing Harms to Eastern NC’s Water, Air, Communities and Environmental Justice

Saturday, October 7, 1:30 – 5:30 PM, Light Refreshments
Wilson Community College, Del Mastro Auditorium
902 Herring Ave E, Wilson, NC
Advance registration required!

Register here by Oct. 4 at 6PM

$5 CWFNC Members/Students/NCEJN Partners
(Enter NCEJN in “organization” field if applicable, for discount)

$25 Non CWFNC Members (Includes one year membership)

Presentations include:

  • Cathy Kunkel: Energy Analyst with the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis, lead author of 2016 report on overbuilding of unneeded gas pipelines and the impacts on communities and utility ratepayers.
  • John Runkle: Environmental Attorney, will discuss the recent circuit court decision requiring to evaluate climate impacts, and the implications for the ACP.
  • Landowners from NC: How the Atlantic Coast Pipeline is already impacting our lives and land.
  • Native American Speakers: Eastern North Carolina’s Indigenous Groups and the damage to environmental rights, heritage lands and sacred sites.
  • Oshin Paranjape: Duke University, on the ACP “Blast Zone” and how it endangers residents close to the pipeline.
  • Therese Vick: Blue Ridge Environmental Defense League, will speak on dangers and health impacts of proposed compressor station in Northampton County.

Questions? Contact (919) 401-9600 or hope@cwfnc.org

Who should attend: residents, local and state officials, scientists, non-profits and NC Enviornmental Justice Network partners from across the state concerned about the potential environmental, health and community consequences of the Atlantic Coast Pipeline!

**There will be NO admission at the door. Pre-registration ends October 4 at 6:00 pm.

New CWFNC Report on Atlantic Coast Pipeline Blast Zones

Aug 15, Raleigh—Groups working closely with residents along the route for the proposed Atlantic Coast Pipeline (ACP) will speak about the dangers they will face if construction of the controversial Atlantic Coast Pipeline is allowed to go forward, as a new report from Clean Water for North Carolina is released. Speakers showed enlarged images of “High Consequence Areas” along the proposed route in their counties, and the extent of “blast zones” around them. Hundreds of landowners in the construction corridor, and at least 943 feet from the center of the pipeline, would be at risk of severe damage and injury or death in case of a pipeline leak, explosion or fire.

Hope Taylor of Clean Water for North Carolina presented the context for the report “High Consequence Areas, Blast Zones and Public Safety Along the Atlantic Coast Pipeline,” including images for a site in Northampton County, and implications for residents all along the pipeline. She and Ericka Faircloth will also talk about High Consequence Areas in Nash, Cumberland and Robeson Counties. Read the full report here.

High Consequence Area in Nash County

Image of blast and evacuation zones around a High Consequence Area in Nashville, Nash County, near where Governor Cooper grew up.

Blue Ridge Environmental Defense League has sent a formal letter to the North Carolina State Firefighters’ Association regarding the challenges faced by First Responders in the mostly rural counties targeted by the ACP. Significant incidents, including explosions and fires are happening with increasing frequency on pipelines across the US, according to the federal Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration. Therese Vick presented the key concerns in the letter, which is available to read here.