After weeks of negotiations between House and Senate, the newest version of the terrible “Polluter Protection Bill,” House Bill 765, is here. Packed full of handouts to industry and polluters, it leaves NC communities with fewer protections than ever against toxic contamination, air pollution and the whims of big corporations. Even after a few small improvements, this bill is still an unprecedented attack on North Carolina’s water, air, community, and public health protections!
Chemical . . . → Read More: Tell NC lawmakers: protect communities, NOT polluters
The public was so fired up by the outrageous provisions added by the Senate to House Bill 765 that even the most pro-polluter Representatives heard from their constituents and agreed that the Senate had taken a simple gravel-hauling bill and created a monster. On July 22, the full House voted 99 to zero NOT to concur with the Senate’s version of the bill! This vote sent the bill to a Conference Committee for negotiations between . . . → Read More: A Chance to Clean Up the Worst of HB765, the “Polluter Protection Bill”—Take Action!
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