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The 2015 Haw River Clean-up!

Our 25th annual Haw River clean-up was held under rainy skies on  Saturday March 14 – some teams waited until Sunday’s sunshine!  It was another great effort – and we thank all the volunteers who came out and helped, including

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NO to Duke’s plan to dump coal ash in Chatham and Lee

State Public Hearings  in April on Coal Ash Dumps in Chatham  and Lee Two public hearings will be held by the state in April to gather comments on all state-required approvals fpr Duke Energy’s plan to landfill coal ash in

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Haw River Assembly Challenges Constitutionality of North Carolina Mining and Energy Commission

Lawsuit Contends Legislative Appointments to the Commission Violate Separation of Powers in North Carolina Constitution The Southern Environmental Law Center filed a lawsuit January 5 on behalf of the Haw River Assembly and Lee County property owner Keely Wood Puricz,

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Pittsboro Matters files Second Lawsuit about Chatham Park approval

Pittsboro Matters has filed a Second Lawsuit challenging the approval by PIttsboro for Chatham Park    Pittsboro Matters filed a second lawsuit challenging significant deficiencies in the re-zoning approval for Chatham Park by the Town of Pittsboro.  This followed a

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Saxapahaw – transformation of a mill village on the Haw

Mac Jordan, grandson of B. Everett Jordan (mill owner and  US Senator) grew up in Saxapahaw and has been the guiding force behind the village’s transformation from mill  village to a thriving arts, food  and music community.  He presented a slide

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NC People Speak Against Fracking Dangers

New legislation  signed by Governor McCrory lifts the moratorium on fracking and will allow permits for drilling to be issued starting in 2015, with no final vote by the legislature or review of the new fracking laws that are supposed

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2014 Haw River Learning Celebration a Great Success!

Over the years many people have given their hearts, hands and spirits to the continual creation of the Haw River Learning Celebration.  This year’s 25th Learning Celebration was a great success and  connected over 1000 4th grade students to this

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Agreement Reached with Burlington on Steps to Prevent More Raw Sewage Spills

In response to legal pressure applied by the Haw River Assembly and Cape Fear River Watch, the City of Burlington agreed on September 2 to take specific steps to evaluate and improve its wastewater collection system. In April, the two

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Haw River named one of “America’s Most Endangered Rivers”

  ” The America’s Most Endangered Rivers report is a call to action to save rivers that are at a critical tipping point”, said Peter Raabe of American Rivers. “Pollution is choking the Haw River and without a meaningful cleanup

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Haw River trash Clean-up- March 15!

The 24th Haw River Clean-Up brought  242 volunteers out to 17 sites where they pulled out 368 bags, 35 tires and a LOT of other junk,  getting the trash out of the river from the headwaters down to Jordan Lake. 

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