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Meet the Artists Behind “The Spirit of the River” 

An interview with Emma Skurnick and Jan Burger Meet the Artists Behind “The Spirit of the River”  An interview with Emma Skurnick and Jan Burger 5/24/2024, by Madison Haley, HRA Plastics Program Assistant The Haw River Assembly has a long

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Cleaning Up Carolina: Bottle Deposit Bill to Reduce Litter

Cleaning Up Carolina: How a Bottle Deposit Bill Can Reduce Our Litter Problem by Madison Haley (Plastics Program Assistant), 5/17/24 On May 2nd, legislators in the North Carolina General Assembly proposed a new bill titled the “Litter Reduction Act of

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Make Polluters Pay, Not Public Waterways!

As the EPA passes enforceable PFAS limits, the culprits of this pollution are not being held accountable. Downstream drinking water providers are to be burdened with costs for treatment, rather than polluters. What are the new limits? No higher than

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Haw Riverkeeper writes a letter to the Water Quality Committee at the NC EMC (North Carolina Environmental Management Commission)

We write this letter to urge the Water Quality Committee to implement proposed amendments to North Carolina’s surface water standards to address the health risks and financial burdens posed by 1,4-dioxane pollution in the Haw River and urging other cities

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EPA announces landmark PFAS regulations to protect drinking water, impacting millions

Statement from Elaine Chiosso, Executive Director of Haw River Assembly To read more about Industrial Contaminants and PFAS, click HERE.

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Firefighter Victory: Stanley County Training Facility Goes PFAS-Free

In the last legislative session, a proposed Firefighting training facility in Stanley County aimed to use toxic firefighting foams containing PFAS for training firefighters. This week our advocacy team confirmed that the burn pit at the Stanley County firefighting training

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The Lear Corporation Permit, Our Gratitude and a Call to Action: Your Voice Matters in the Fight Against PFAS Pollution

Thank you to everyone who has already submitted comments on the Lear permit! This is the first of many permits that should include PFAS limits, but do not. If this permit is approved as is, it sets a dangerous precedent

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‼️Tell NCDEQ we need to secure North Carolina’s Water Quality: Renewal of NCG01 Permit ‼️

March 15, 2024 – Tell NCDEQ to make sure new clear water EPA rules from 2022 are followed. There’s a key permit called NCG01 that deals with managing dirty water and soil erosion at construction sites. This permit is going

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Ripple Effects: Your Vote, Our Waters – A 2024 Voter Education Series from the Haw River Assembly

Early Voting opens in North Carolina next Thursday, February 15 for Primary Elections During Early Voting, between February 15 and March 2, you can register to vote if you are a new voter or update your voter registration if you

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Defending Our Waterways: Haw River Assembly’s 2024 Action Plan for Environmental Advocacy and Policy Change

February 2, 2024, by Emily Sutton: Haw River Assembly wears many hats in the environmental community. One of those is staying up to date on policy and legislation that could benefit or harm our waterways and our communities.  Watch our

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