ACTION ALERT! The NC House of Representatives is considering two changes to state law that would have a big impact on landowner rights and protection from contamination. Please consider calling or emailing your state Representative today and weighing in.
Oppose House Bill 639: Don’t Let Polluters off the Hook
A very bad bill, HB 639 would let many polluters off the hook AGAIN! Neighboring landowners will be even LESS protected from spread of contaminants, if . . . → Read More: Protect neighbors from contamination & landowners from “Forced Pooling”
The NC Division of Water Resources is accepting public comments through May 5 on proposed National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permits for Duke Energy’s Riverbend, Allen, and Marshall coal plants!
Locations of the three coal facilities and their discharges along the Catawba River.
Under the Clean Water Act, any facility discharging to a river or stream must have a NPDES permit, and these permits have to be renewed every five years. These . . . → Read More: Weak permits allow continued toxic seepage from Duke coal plants—comment by May 5
Offshore drilling comments due Monday, March 30
Offshore oil and gas drilling? Make your voice heard!
Offshore drilling proposed for the mid-Atlantic would put the NC coast at risk for an environmental disaster like the BP Deepwater Horizon disaster. It could harm tourism, fishing, and other coastal industries which are the economic backbone of coastal communities. Regulations haven’t changed since the BP Disaster — there is still the same weak oversight and safeguards.
The . . . → Read More: Take action–a terrible energy option for NC, and a great one!
We often talk about the impacts of drinking water privatization in North Carolina, but did you know that out of state for-profit corporations are also buying up small sewage treatment plants? Utilities Inc. and its subsidiaries have over 19,000 sewer customers in 19 NC counties, and Aqua NC has 12,000 sewer customers in 19 counties. Apart from these two “giants,” there are 70 more private companies operating sewage systems in the state.
Small sewage . . . → Read More: The Empty Promises of Privatized Wastewater in NC