PUBLIC HEARING: April 4, 2013 Speak up for the Broad River and the health and safety of North and South Carolinians
The proposed WS LEE Nuclear Power Plant in Gaffney, SC needs an NPDES wastewater discharge permit to dump chemicals and heated water into the Broad River at 99 Island Reservoir. Folks concerned about the health and social impacts of this plant will attend the hearing to make public comments and request denial of this . . . → Read More: New Duke nuke would impact Broad River, drinking water
Happy 40th Anniversary, Clean Water Act! Yours for 40 more years of renewed enforcement and justice, Belinda, Hope, Maribel, and Katie
Today marks the 40th anniversary of the passage of the landmark Clean Water Act. The Clean Water Act is the most important single federal law for protection of surface waters, setting up national thresholds which the Environmental Protection Agency could enforce, though most rulemaking and permitting is delegated to state agencies. Its creators . . . → Read More: Clean Water Act at 40: Unfulfilled Promises?
After hours of debate, the N.C. House passed S820 on Thursday, June 14, with a vote of 66 in favor and 43 against. Eleven House members did not vote, and 8 of them would almost certainly have voted to oppose to the bill (Larry Womble of Forsyth County is still recovering from an auto accident), but had to leave before the end of a session that lasted hours beyond the usual early Thursday afternoon. If . . . → Read More: S820 passed, but veto within reach – Call the Governor now
Tuesday, March 6 in Charlotte
Join Environment North Carolina and other groups on March 6 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Park Road Baptist Church in Charlotte. Click here to learn more and RSVP. We’ll provide a quick issue update, walk through our plan to convince state leaders to maintain North Carolina’s prohibitions on fracking and share key skills that will help keep North Carolina frack-free! Co-Sponsors include Clean Water for NC, Food . . . → Read More: Citizen Activist Training on Fracking