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Upcoming Events

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Aug 27, 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM, Waynesville Fracking Presentation., Haywood County Library. Facebook page here.

Sept. 4, 6:00 PM, Murphy Information Session on the Fracking Public Hearing. Location and details TBA.

Sept. 5, 6:30 PM - 8:00PM, Sylva: Training and Workshop: Speak out at 9/12 Cullowhee Fracking Hearing! Jackson County Public Library. RSVP to 828-631-3447 or avram@canarycoalition.org. Flyer.

Sept. 8, 11:30AM-1:00 PM, Asheville screening Gasland II and fracking presentation, the Mill Room (directions). Facebook page.

Sept. 8, 6:00 PM, Asheville Training and Workshop: Speak out at the 9/12 Cullowhee Fracking Hearing! 6:00-7:30PM, First Congregational United Church, 20 Oak St., Asheville.

Sept. 9, 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM, Public Comments Writing Workshop, Fayetteville at the Marquis Market on Hay Street. Sponsored by Sustainable Sandhills. Contact (910) 484-9098 for more info.

Sept. 12, 5PM-9PM, Final public hearing on Mining & Energy Commission draft rules: Cullowhee/Western NC
Location (changed!): Western Carolina University’s Ramsey Center, 92 Catamount Rd, Cullowhee, NC 28723

US Supreme Court rules in favor of polluter – major setback for communities

On June 9, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled against landowners in CTS Corp vs. Waldburger, a decision that will impair residents’ ability to seek justice and compensation and hold toxic polluters accountable.

The lawsuit, involving two dozen landowners near the former CTS of Asheville electroplating facility (now a nationally listed “Superfund” hazardous waste site), examined whether North Carolina’s “statutes of repose” law prohibits suing a company more than 10 years after the pollution activity stopped, . . . → Read More: US Supreme Court rules in favor of polluter – major setback for communities

Monster Enviva Wood Pellet Plants Invade Northeast NC Communities

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In November of 2011, Enviva, a major corporate wood pellet producer with international sales, began operations at a former Georgia Pacific sawmill in Ahoskie, NC. Residents close to the plant have faced 24/7 extreme noise levels and bright lights. They’ve lived with sticky wood dust that coats cars, buildings and lungs in just a few minutes, as well as dangerous heavy truck traffic.  While European power plants seek . . . → Read More: Monster Enviva Wood Pellet Plants Invade Northeast NC Communities

The Dan River Coal Ash Spill: DENR’s Failure to Protect Our Water

By now, everybody in North Carolina knows that one of the largest coal ash spills in history just happened in our state. The leak started on February 2nd at Duke Energy’s retired Dan River Power Station. 140,000 tons of toxic coal sludge spilled into the Dan River, six miles upstream of a water intake facility.  From there, the story gets worse. Duke Energy apparently knew so little about their own facility, they thought the broken . . . → Read More: The Dan River Coal Ash Spill: DENR’s Failure to Protect Our Water

Swine Waste General Permit Hearings

Photo: The home of a minority family in Kenansville, North Carolina, situated next to a concentrated animal feeding operation, or CAFO. Dust, odors, and manure from CAFOs can reach nearby residents’ homes, including their laundry. © 2013 Donn Young Photography

General Hog Waste Permit – Hearings November 12, 2013, 7:00pm (registration at 6:30pm) Iredell County Center, 444 Bristol Drive, Statesville, NC

November 14, 2013, 7:00pm (registration at 6:30pm) James Sprunt Community College – Monk Auditorium, 133 James Sprunt . . . → Read More: Swine Waste General Permit Hearings