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It is so incredibly important for YOU, right now, to contact your representatives. Our wetlands need your voice!

Act now! The NC Farm Act has passed the Senate, so House representatives could still remove the language that strips protections from our wetlands! We need to prevent this from happening! Take language directly from Emily’s legislative blog (here) to

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MVP Southgate Pipeline News: May, 2023

MVP Southgate representative Shawn Day posted a tweet last week, stating they expect to file a request for extension by June 18. We have yet to see that request. In anticipation of that request, we have asked Federal and State

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North Carolina Legislative Update! 5/19/23

Many of the bills we were concerned about failed to make crossover, which is the deadline for bills to get through their chamber committees and pass on the chamber floor for a full vote. Bills that did meet that crossover deadline will

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Why Public Comment Periods Matter So Much

Public comment processes can seem daunting, inconvenient, and full of challenges to find the notices and information. This is often by design. Public comment on permits and legislative decisions are so powerful, that permittees often wait to submit applications until

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Alamance County Hall of Shame! A Message from Mike!

Last week during regular sedimentation monitoring in Alamance County, three more building sites were identified with insufficient and failing sediment control measures, all of which were allowing unfiltered runoff to leave sites and enter basins and streams or directly drain

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Legislative Updates: Week of April 10th

The North Carolina General Assembly experienced a big shift last week, when Representative Trisha Cotham switched from democrat to republican. This has happened before in North Carolina, most notably when Representative Jim Black bribed Representative Micheal Decker with $50,000 in an IHop in

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Message from Mike: Chicken Bridge Testing

Looking ahead to the 2023 Swim Guide season, we are continuing to monitor the area upstream from Chicken Bridge and investigate E. coli issues identified in work for last year’s Swim Guide.  E. coli (Escherichia coli) is a bacteria found

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How a bill becomes a law: 2.0

To get a bill approved and made into state law, the bill goes through a maze of processes. We’ve worked with legislative members to draft bill language, and this is only the first baby step of the process. Schoolhouse Rock

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Investigating Sediment Pollution in Chatham County

That sediment is the most common and widespread pollutant in our rivers, streams, lakes and reservoirs may still come as a surprise to those not involved with water quality issues or who have not been directly impacted. Sediment begins with

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Haw River hosts film screening “Burned” and an expert panel discussion after the film to address the ongoing fight against PFAS.

Join us on July 13th at Weatherspoon Art Museum located at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Haw River Assembly will be showing the film “Burned” and host an expert panel discussion after the film to address the ongoing

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