Support us

Donate Now

Clean Water for North Carolina is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization.

Upcoming Events

See calendar for more event details

April 15, Raleigh: Rules Committee Meeting. Ground Floor Hearing Room of the Archdale Bldg (April 4). Meeting in Rm 1109 of Archdale Bldg on April 15.

April 16, Raleigh: Full Mining & Energy Commission meeting.

April 25-27, Laurel Springs: 5th Annual Moravian Environmental Stewardship Conference. See brochure or website for more info.

April 27. Noon-5 PM: Durham Earth Day Festival. Volunteer with CWFNC! Contact maribel@cwfnc.org

Monster Enviva Wood Pellet Plants Invade Northeast NC Communities

View our new video now!

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

New CWFNC Video: Take Action on Pollution

This spring, Clean Water for NC once again teamed up with our partners at Green Opportunities, a community-based development organization in Asheville providing “green collar” job training and placement programs, on our Urban Community Streams program! This time, we made a video to help YOU learn to love your urban streams and “take action on pollution” where you live. Watch the video:

Green Opportunities Training Team graduate William “Skip” Wynn worked with us to . . . → Read More: New CWFNC Video: Take Action on Pollution