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Haw River Assembly Wins Injunction on Fracking Permits by North Carolina Mining and Energy Commission

May 20 , 2015    Wake County Superior Court today stayed a constitutional challenge to the state’s Mining and Energy Commission by the Haw River Assembly and a Lee County landowner pending a decision in the appeal of McCrory v. Berger

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Comments Due to State May 16 on Coal Ash Dumps in Chatham and Lee

Get  Talking Points  for information you can use in your comments.    Two public hearings were held by the state Dept. of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR)   in April to gather comments on all state-required approvals for Duke Energy’s plan

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Thanks all – it was a great Haw River Festival in Saxapahaw!

We had a GREAT 26th Haw River Festival! With Very Special Thanks to:  The Bands who played as a benefit to us! The Bucket Brothers (see them on Facebook) The Magnolia Collective www.magnoliacollective.com Honey Magpie  www.reverbnation.com/honeymagpie To the Silent Auction

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Hike and Paddle the Haw!

Go to our Recreation page to find out about paddle access and hiking trails – and enjoy this beautiful river!

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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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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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