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Industrial Contaminants in Drinking Water

Join us for a FREE screening of  “The Devil We Know” The film about  WVA citizens taking on industrial polluters of their drinking water.  Tuesday December 4th at 6:00pm   (film will begin at 6:30pm). at Pittsboro Roadhouse Unraveling one of

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General Swine Permit Renewal: Submit Comments by Dec 7th!

The background: A state “general permit” determines how most of the 9.5 billion gallons of waste from  North Carolina’s nearly 10 million hogs is handled. That state permit is being revised and renewed for a new five-year term   A

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Have a Sustainable Holiday Meal!

Turkey or other meat on your holiday menu? Show your appreciation for environmentally conscious farmers who raise meat sustainably using traditional techniques. Corporate-controlled industrial animal operations are one of the leading contributors to water pollution across North Carolina. But there

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Alamance and Rockingham counties are in the Path of a Proposed Fracked Gas Pipeline

The Mountain Valley Pipeline project, a fracked gas pipeline ending in Virginia, is being extended to include an additional 70 miles, going through Rockingham and Alamance Counties. The pipeline would cross streams, and run adjacent to the Haw through parts

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Pittsboro and Chatham Park File Contested Cases Against the State

HRA and SELC Intervene to Protect Haw River and Jordan Lake from Impacts of Massive Chatham Park Development in Pittsboro On behalf of the Haw River Assembly, the Southern Environmental Law Center filed a motion today to intervene with the

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Haw River dangerous in High Water

The Haw River has had historic flooding the year, and the waters are dangerous during high water due to currents and pollution. The Haw River has claimed the lives of paddlers and swimmers over the years.  Earlier this spring, Chatham

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Protect the Haw Watershed from Sediment Pollution!

Muddy Water Watch Project As our watershed continues to be developed at an alarming rate, the Haw and its tributaries are facing the negative impacts of sediment pollution. Increased development means an increase in construction stormwater runoff, which is the

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Haw River Rocks!

What created the rock outcroppings in the Haw? What kind of rocks are they?  How old are they? These and many more questions are answered in the new  Haw River Geology Guide. Phil Bradley, Piedmont Geologist with the North Carolina

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Guide to Lower Haw River State Natural Area

The Haw River Assembly has published a guide to access areas and natural history for the beautiful public NC State Park  lands along the Haw River in Chatham County. Download a copy of it at: Brochure on Lower Haw River

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Sludge in Our Waters

“Sludge In Our Waters” is a new report that investigates how industrial chemicals in some municipal wastewater sewage sludge applied to farmland are contaminating surface waters in North Carolina.  Drinking water sources downstream from these sludge fields are at risk. 

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