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    Red States Lead on Renewables

    Red States Lead on Renewables

    A sweeping bipartisan bill to reform energy policies and encourage the growth of renewable energy was introduced by conservative lawmakers in the North Carolina legislature this week. The consensus bill, the result of months of negotiations, would grant utilities’ request to reform various renewable energy laws, but includes incentives for the solar industry, including solar […]

    Boone, NC Passes Historic Resolution: Ditch Fossil Fuels, Go 100% Clean Energy

    Boone, NC Passes Historic Resolution: Ditch Fossil Fuels, Go 100% Clean Energy

    With an incoming presidential administration seemingly hostile towards action on climate change, local solutions are now more important than ever. With or without Donald Trump‘s help, the North Carolina municipality of Boone is calling on the whole state—and the United States at large—to encourage green jobs and transition to 100 percent clean energy across all […]

    The True Cost of Industrial Meat Production

    The True Cost of Industrial Meat Production

    Waterkeeper Alliance and 13 North Carolina Riverkeeper organizations have launched a new video campaign that captures the struggle of community members living with the impacts of industrial farm pollution. [facebook https://www.facebook.com/EcoWatch/videos/1350389378307329/ expand=1] The True Cost of Industrial Meat Production raises awareness of environmental injustices being perpetrated against North Carolina’s most vulnerable populations and features powerful, […]

    Aerial Photos Document Massive Flooding of 36 Factory Farms

    Aerial Photos Document Massive Flooding of 36 Factory Farms

    Hurricane Matthew‘s rampage through North Carolina’s coastal plain flooded more than 140 feces-strewn swine and poultry barns, more than a dozen open pits brimming with hog waste and thousands of acres of manure-saturated fields, an analysis by the Environmental Working Group (EWG) and Waterkeeper Alliance reveals. From aerial surveys and imagery, the two organizations produced […]

    Coal Ash Continues to Spill Into River, Where Is Duke Energy?

    Coal Ash Continues to Spill Into River, Where Is Duke Energy?

    Waterkeeper Alliance and Sound Rivers have discovered a large coal ash spill into the Neuse River from the Duke Energy H.F. Lee facility, 10 miles upstream of Goldsboro, North Carolina. A substantial but undetermined amount of coal ash was found floating on the surface of the river in a layer over one inch thick. See […]

    Millions of Chickens Feared Dead at Factory Farms in Wake of Hurricane Matthew

    Millions of Chickens Feared Dead at Factory Farms in Wake of Hurricane Matthew

    Flooding across North Carolina continues in the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew and Gov. McCrory said some rivers are still rising. McCrory also warned that conditions in central and eastern parts of the state remain “extremely dangerous.” [facebook https://www.facebook.com/EcoWatch/videos/1313823198630614/ expand=1] After surveying the damage, environmentalists are expressing concerns after they found flooding at factory farms and […]