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NCDHHS Updated Guidance for Clinicians with Patients Concerned about Exposures to PFAS

This is based on the recent guidance from the National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine with limited additional info for PFAS compounds in North Carolina. It is also posted on the NCDHHS PFAS webpage. Please feel free to share

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The 2022 Haw River Learning Celebration Begins!

We’re back IN PERSON this fall for the 2022 Learning Celebration, our outdoor river exploration and education program for 4th graders in our watershed. It will be held September 17 – Oct 7 in Bynum, Saxapahaw and Camp Guilrock (near

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Could the MVP Southgate project be resurrected?

What does Manchin’s “Dirty Deal” mean for Fossil Fuel projects? The Inflation Reduction Act, passed in August with a tie-breaking vote from Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV). It important new measures to address climate change, environmental injustice, investments in clean energy,

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It’s Haw River Assembly’s 40th Anniversary, and we’re voted Best Non-Profit in Orange/Chatham in the Indy’s Readers Choice Awards!

  40 years ago, activists who had tried to stop the huge dam from being built on the Haw River for Jordan Lake used their experience to bring people together to form a grassroots non-profit organization that would protect the

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HRA’s Successful Legal Action Over Greensboro’s 1,4-Dioxane

Settlement sets better process, public reporting, and reduction of Greensboro pollution On behalf of the Haw River Assembly, Southern Environmental Law Center (SELC) reached a settlement on December 18 with the City of Greensboro and North Carolina regulators that further

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Take a Hike in the Haw Watershed!

  Here’s a list of public trails in our watershed – from the headwaters in Guilford County,  to trails through old mills towns in Alamance, along the big white waters of the State Natural Area in Chatham, and along many

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Slides from Forum on Industrial Contaminants

 Haw River Assembly held a public meeting on August 26 to discuss the industrial contaminants in the Haw, Pittsboro’s drinking water – and solutions – with a panel of leading scientists researching this issue.    Powerpoint slides from the presentations by

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HRA Joins NC DEQ to Defend their Denial of Key Permit for MVP Southgate

NCDEQ has used it’s authority to reissue the denial of the stream crossing permit for the MVP Southgate project. This followed an original denial letter in August of 2020 and a federal court hearing that ruled NCDEQ had the authority

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Another GREAT Haw River Clean-Up-A-Thon!

This year’s 32nd Annual Haw River Clean Up-A-Thon was held Saturday, March 19th with over 20 teams of volunteers who removed trash along the river and creeks from Greensboro to Jordan Lake. This litter and stormwater debris is ugly and

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Mapping Environmental Justice in the Haw River Watershed

We have created a community mapping tool that displays specific environmental justice issues within the watershed. The map contains data about potential and existing sources of pollution overlaid with demographic data to show the primary communities that are being affected

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