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Action Fracking Waste in Landfills
Posted by Admin on Thursday, March 27, 2014 (04:42:31) (232 reads)

Aug. 22, 2013: Recently proposed and enacted changes to North Carolina’s environmental policy, as well as solid waste and other environmental laws, increase our vulnerability to mega-dumps and other commercial waste disposal facilities. North Carolina could also be targeted for hydraulic fracturing, or E&P wastes.

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Action COAL ASH
Posted by Admin on Thursday, March 27, 2014 (04:40:49) (229 reads)

Coal Ash Disposition
The Alternative for North Carolina

March 24, 2014: Today the Blue Ridge Environmental Defense League released a technical report which details the dangers of landfilling coal ash and recommends the proven saltstone technology for the coal ash at Duke Energy's fourteen power plants. The report entitled "Coal Ash Disposition: The Alternative for North Carolina," describes the saltstone technology which would encase the coal ash waste and isolate the toxins from the soil, air and water.

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Action COAL ASH
Posted by Admin on Thursday, March 27, 2014 (04:17:48) (201 reads)

BREDL Demands:
"Don't Dump Coal Ash on our Communities"

March 20, 2014: The Blue Ridge Environmental Defense League has announced a new campaign to block the landfilling of coal ash from Duke Energy's plants. Staff and volunteers are working with county commissioners and environmental justice advocates to prevent this hazardous waste from contaminating groundwater and drinking water in the state’s mega-dump communities.The League warns that landfilling would endanger public health and the environment. The League's Executive Committee has determined that the full liability for the coal ash should be borne by Duke Energy.

For over twenty years the League has identified the dangers of waste landfilling. Cary Rodgers, BREDL's NC Environmental Justice Organizer who resides in Anson County, said, "The people who live near this mega-dump are primarily African American and many of them are poor. Handing coal ash over to a commercial company which dumps for dollars is a grave danger to our groundwater and nearby residents." Lou Zeller, Executive Director, added, "The League has shared our formal position against coal ash landfilling with other NC organizations and hopes that they will join us in opposing this quick and dirty solution."

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Action Waste Management Resolution has passed
Posted by Admin on Wednesday, June 09, 2010 (18:44:05) (578 reads)

The Scotland County Board of Commissioners has passed the "Waste Management Resolution".

The actual resolution can be downloaded here.


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Action NC Senate Bill 328 (S328) - The Landfill Bill
Posted by Admin on Thursday, June 13, 2013 (04:24:08) (2091 reads)

This bill does so much to undermine the Solid Waste Management Act of 2007, which was hard won and embraced by so many. Remember why it was needed in the first place ... to keep the industry from overstepping bounds in fragile areas, to keep NC from being the dumping ground for NYC trash. This is not about NC trash issues. This is not an appropriate "industry" to bring to our state. States such as PA, OH, and VA have learned their lesson the hard way. We have learned from them that this is all about the waste industry dumping on NC.

NCConservation Network Petition: https://secure3.convio.net/nccn/site/Advocacy?cmd=display&page=UserAction&id=851 ,to send to your Representative and Senator, and the Governor. Many of you, having played a role in the Moratorium and the Solid Waste Management Act of 2007, will want to reach out to as many legislators as you can, about the specifics of this bill, sneaked in, rushed through.

Link to S328: http://ncleg.net/gascripts/BillLookUp/BillLookUp.pl?Session=2013&BillID=S328&submitButton=Go . Click on Edition 2 for wording. The bill is now in Senate Finance. No matter the timing of the bill, the best thing to do is to contact your representatives, and others whom you think need this information, as soon as possible.

Download: S328 Analysis
More Information: Click on Read More below


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Action : Marlboro County, SC Landfill lawsuit to be heard this month
Posted by Admin on Monday, November 14, 2011 (01:57:29) (742 reads)

As reported by The Herald Advocate

Marlboro County’s battle against a municipal solid waste landfill will play out in court next week.
A hearing is scheduled for Tuesday-Wednesday, February 21-22, at the Marlboro County Courthouse before Judge Michael Nettles.
This relates to a lawsuit that Marlboro County filed in 2007 against the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control, alleging improper procedures and challenging the constitutionality of DHEC’s landfill permitting regulations.
The suit was placed on hold and later re-filed by the county. In turn, DHEC filed a motion to dismiss the suit, but Nettles denied that request last year.
The landfill has been a controversial issue since August 2007, when a company called MRR Sandhills, LLC, first proposed building it on a 900-plus acre tract of land between Highways 38 and 177 near the SC/NC line.
The county held a non-binding referendum in June 2008, in which just over 93 percent of the votes cast were in opposition to the landfill.
Since then, multiple lawsuits have been filed in connection with the landfill, including this one.
Belvin Sweatt, chairman of Citizens for Marlboro County, spoke about the hearing at Tuesday’s county council meeting, urging as many people as possible to attend and support the county. He said a number of environmental groups have been contacted and asked to send representatives as well.


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Action Landfill plan stirs protests in Scotland County
Posted by Admin on Tuesday, April 27, 2010 (15:18:32) (1093 reads)

The current landfill plan is starting to stir protests in Scotland County, NC.



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Action Scotland County Candidates Forum
Posted by Admin on Wednesday, April 14, 2010 (19:42:33) (1849 reads)

On Tuesday, April 13, candidates for the upcoming Scotland Co. election gave their opinions at an Open Forum sponsored by the Scotland/Laurinburg Chamber of Commerce.



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Action March 1, 2010 Meeting of Scotland Co. Commissioners
Posted by Admin on Saturday, March 06, 2010 (03:19:38) (1147 reads)

The March 1 meeting of the Scotland Co. Commissioners had a discussion about the proposed "Mega Dump". A summary of the meeting and its related discussion can be found here, or click on the "Read More" link below.

Fayetteville Observer Article


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Action : News Stories Concerning Landfill for Scotland County
Posted by Admin on Sunday, January 31, 2010 (06:34:51) (102 reads)

The local News media has written a couple of articles concerning the newest attempt to create a massive landfill in Scotland County, North Carolina.



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