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Upcoming Events

Dec. 29, 10AM – 2PM   EJ Network Quarterly Meeting hosted by Concerned Citizens of Northampton County. Lunch will be served so please email Belinda (joynerjb60@yahoo.com) to RSVP. Cool Spring Comm. Center, 120 Cherry St., Gaston

Save the Date! Jan. 11, Raleigh, 1– 5PM  Rally/Lobby Day for a Cleaner Energy NC. Sponsored by Triangle People Power. Focus will be on resisting the ACP and Clean Path 2025 Act.

Ongoing — Help Robie and Dwayne Goins fight the ACP! Consider donating to the Goins’ legal battle against the proposed fracked gas pipeline in their town of Prospect, NC. For more info, visit their GoFundMe

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A clean Pigeon River

The struggle for clean water downstream of Blue Ridge Paper Products’ mill in Canton, NC

The long-polluted Pigeon River, flowing through the heart of Cocke County, hasn’t been “fishable” or “swimmable” for over 100 years, and it’s hopeless as a source of treatable drinking water for downstream communities like Hartford and Newport. As everyone knows in east Tennessee, the source of the pollution is the former Champion pulp and paper mill in Canton, now owned by Evergreen Packaging, which discharges about 25 million gallons of hot, brown wastewater each day to this tiny mountain River. Toxic releases to water are still over 100,000 pounds each year.

Clean Water for NC has currently joined Clean Water Expected in East Tennessee, Cocke County, TN, Tennessee Chapter of the Sierra Club, Tennessee Conservation Voters, Tennessee Scenic Rivers Association, and Western North Carolina Alliance in a legal challenge to the facility’s discharge permit. The case is being handled by Southern Environmental Law Center.