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Upcoming Events

June 29, 12-3 PM Bishop Barber & The Poor People’s Campaign Stand Against Environmental Injustices in Northampton County! For more info, view the flier HERE

Ongoing — Help Robie and Dwayne Goins fight the ACP! Consider supporting the Goins brothers by sending a check to Clean Water for NC at 1070 Tunnel Rd., Bldg. 1, Ste. 4, Asheville, NC 28805. Please include “Robeson Support Fund” in the memo line.

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Environmental Justice Network Meets in Northampton County!

The North Carolina Environmental Justice Network will hold a meeting Saturday, Dec. 29, in Gaston, close to I-95! Hosted by The Concerned Citizens of Northampton County, this meeting will cover environmental and social justice topics, including impacts of the Atlantic Coast Pipeline and discussion of the election outcome.

Click HERE to Register to let us know you are coming, as lunch will be provided!
Please RSVP by 4PM on Friday, December 21

If you miss the 4PM deadline, email Belinda Joyner directly by 5PM on Sunday, Dec. 23 to RSVP: joynerjb60@yahoo.com

Saturday, December 29, 10 AM – 2 PM
Cool Spring Community Center
120 Cherry St.
Gaston, NC 
(Google Map directions)

Don’t forget to register by 4PM Friday, Dec. 21, if you are able to attend, or email Belinda at joynerjb60@yahoo.com by 5PM Sunday, Dec. 23!

Does Your Residential Well Need Testing after Flooding or Another Contamination Event?  

Do you suspect that a drinking water well may have been contaminated by floodwaters or another recent contamination event?  The Alliance of Carolinians Together (ACT) Against Coal Ash has funding to help you test your well for several common types of contamination. We’ve arranged with Pace Analytical Laboratories to analyze well water samples for community groups or impacted individuals for the following types of contamination if you see indications:

  • Coal Ash (indications include: grey powder on surface or suspended in water or within 1 mile of coal ash site) àTest for coal ash contaminants
  • Hog Waste or Sewage (indications include:  dark discoloration on ground near well, or sewage-like odor in water) à test forbacteria, ammonia and nitrate
  • Fuels from underground or above ground storage tanks. (indications: sheen on surface of water, fuel smell) à test fordrinking water volatile organic chemicals.

To get your sample vials delivered and be able to collect your samples, please email  hope@cwfnc.org with your phone number, a good time range to contact you, and what kind of contamination you suspect. We’ll call you within 72 hours to discuss your testing needs.

The ACT Against Coal Ash Relief Fund can cover all expenses for:

  • sending vials to you
  • picking up your samples by courier if necessary,
  • and analyzing them in the lab

Pace Analytical will send the invoices to Clean Water for NC to pay on behalf of ACT, but the lab results will be sent to you, the person or group who collects the samples.  Remember, there’s NO COST TO THE PERSON TAKING SAMPLES, but you need to contact hope@cwfnc.org to start the process.

Deadline for Public Comments on Draft Coal Combustion Residuals Rules: Monday, Oct. 15!

Please see some key concerns and talking points you can put in your own words HERE.

Where to send comments:

By Email: publiccomments@ncdenr.gov  – please put “CCR Rule” in the subject line

By U.S. Mail: Ellen Lorscheider, Deputy Director DWM, 1646 Mail Service Center, Raleigh, NC 27699-1646

Presentations from “Communities Rising for Safe Water, Air and Justice across NC”

Robie Goins, President, EcoRobeson

“The Atlantic Coast Pipeline and Other Environmental Injustices-a Lumbee Indian Perspective”

 

 

Steve PulliamGood Stewards of Rockingham County

“Impacts of the MVP Southgate and Growing Resistance”

 

 

 

 

Lisa Sorg, Environmental Reporter, NC Policy Watch

“Waiting to Exhale”

 

 

 

Rachel Velez

Amanda Strawderman, Program Coordinator, Clean Water for NC

Rachel Velez, Environmental Justice Organizer, Clean Water for NC

“Promoting Safe and Just Drinking Water for NC Communities”