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
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
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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