BLUE RIDGE ENVIRONMENTAL DEFENSE LEAGUE www.bredl.org
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The LEAGUE LINE is a quarterly publication of the Blue Ridge Environmental Defense League.
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Fall 2017

The LEAGUE LINE: Summer 2018

- Cover: How Do You Know If You Are Winning? by Pastor Cary Rodgers, Jr.
- Director's Report: Victory for Clean Air by Louis Zeller
- How Long is Too Long - In Pursuit of Public Records by Therese Vick
- Title VI Civil Rights Complaints Filed with EPA by NC and VA Environmental Groups by Sharon Ponton
- Working Alongside the Sioux to Preserve Native American History by Ann Rogers
- BREDL Welcomes 2018 Interns
- Augusta, Georgia Advances Climate Solutions and Zero Waste by 2050 by Charles N. Utley, Associate Director





Fall 2017

The LEAGUE LINE: Spring 2018

- Cover: Radio Ad's Response To Cooper's Threat On Land Legacies by Pastor Cary Rodgers, Jr.
- Director's Report: DIRECT ACTION - The heart of a successful campaign by Louis Zeller
- BREDL Welcomes New Executive Assistant - Mark Barker
- Appalachian and Piedmont Virginia - Native American history vs. the Mountain Valley Pipeline by Ann Rogers
- EXPORT REPORT: Global Market, Not Domestic Use, Drives Natural Gas Industry by Lou Zeller
- North Carolina Coal Ash Updates by Therese Vick
- An Old Building With A New Mission - The Mary Utley Community Center Located in Hyde Park by Charles N. Utley, Associate Director
- EJ Advisory Committee Heeds Advice of Residents
- Property Values Plunge for Some Landowners Who Signed Easements for the Atlantic Coast Pipeline in Highland and Nelson Counties, VA by Sharon Ponton





Fall 2017

The LEAGUE LINE: Winter 2018

- Cover: Coal Ash Recycling: An Ill-starred Technology for a Dirty Industry by Therese Vick
Director's Report: The Myth of De Facto Segregation and its Impact on Environmental Justice by Louis Zeller
- The Public Service Commission Gives Vogtle a Resounding Gift at the Ratepayers Expense by Charles Utley
- BREDL Chapters Making Huge Impacts to STOP the ACP! by Pastor Cary Rodgers, Jr.
- Let's save historic landscapes from being "graffiti'd" by the Mountain Valley Pipeline by Ann Rogers
- BREDL Staff Testify at National Hearing on Rollback of EPA Clean Power Plan by Mara Robbins and Michael James-Deramo
- Radford Arsenal, Moving Towards Accountability by Michael James-Deramo
- Clean Energy Resolution Approved in Floyd by Mara Robbins
- Local Resolutions to Reverse Climate Change Approved in Madison County, NC by Jesse Zeller-Davis, Madison County Early College Student
- What's really behind all the pipelines? Consumer need, or exportation for corporate greed? by Sharon Ponton





Fall 2017

The LEAGUE LINE: Fall 2017

- Cover: BREDL Drives Successful Fight to Halt Spraying of Toxic Leachate by Therese Vick
Director's Report: League Line Director's Report by Louis Zeller
- The Truth behind the AP 1000 Nuclear Design by Charles Utley
- Diversification of Funding Sources by Ann Rogers
- Five, Unified, and Winning! by Pastor Cary Rodgers
- Blocking Nuclear Power's Small Hopes by Sandy Kurtz
- The Quintessence of Obfuscation by Eleanor Amidon
- Building Solutions for a Sustainable Future by Mara Robbins





Summer 2017

The LEAGUE LINE: Summer 2017

- Cover: Racial Equity: A Gateway to Environmental Justice by Charles Utley
Director's Report: Notes from the field: Giving to the present by Louis Zeller
- Welcome BREDL's Student Interns
- Nuclear Update: League Petitions NRC to Oppose TVA Reactors at Clinch River
- Nuclear Power Too Hot to Handle by Charles Utley
- Pipeline Puzzles: North Carolinians cautiously applaud NC DEQ, while Virginians shake their heads in bewilderment. by Sharon Ponton
- Our Way of Life is at Stake by JL Fogo, Preserve Floyd
- Is Injustice a Coincidence? Why Enviva Must Be Stopped by Pastor Cary Rodgers
- Can We Ignore The Signs by Sandy Kurtz
- Where is My Community? Where? Right Here! by Ann Rogers
- Self Care and Relationship Building in Organizing by Michael James-Deramo





Spring 2017

The LEAGUE LINE: Spring 2017

- Cover: Coal Ash Victory in North Carolina by Therese Vick
- Director's Report: Earth Day 2017 - Public Trust: No Retreat, No Surrender by Louis Zeller
- Stop The Pipeline - Roll Back Pollution by Louis Zeller
- Careful Responsible Management of our Environment Entrusted Through Environmental Justice Stewardship of our Natural Resources by Charles Utley
- Lawsuit to Block Natural Gas Compressor in Buckingham County
- Holding the Radford Arsenal Accountable by Justin Haber
- Welcome Ann Rogers to BREDL Staff
- Building A Strategic Campaign to Win by Michael James-Deramo





Winter 2017

The LEAGUE LINE: Winter 2017

- BREDL Chapter Concern for the New Generation Vows to Continue Fight Against Compressor Station by Sharon Ponton
- Farm Aid Funds for BREDL by Carolyn Reilly
- Six out of Eight and Growing to Stop the ACP by Pastor Cary Rodgers
- In North Carolina, Lee County Wins Key Coal Ash Struggle by Therese Vick
- Nuclear Campaign at Plant Vogtle Update by Lou Zeller
- The Fight for Justice Continues by Charles Utley
- How to Save the World - Join the North Carolina Climate Solutions Coaltion by Dr. Harvard Ayers
- Divestment, A History and Strategic Overview by Michael James-Deramo





Fall 2016

The LEAGUE LINE: Fall 2016

- Cover: Industries' Racket by Louis Zeller
- Living in the Shadow of Oppression; Eminent Domain by Carolyn Reilly
- Director's Report: League Line Director's Report by Lou Zeller
- Why Self Air Monitoring... by Cary Rodgers
- Creating a Toolbox for Community Air Monitoring by Therese Vick
- NoPipeline.net by Cary Rodgers
- Staff Profile: BREDL Welcomes Michael James-Deramo
- Sabal Trail Pipeline (Spectra Energy) by Dr. Michael Noll





Summer 2016

The LEAGUE LINE: Summer 2016

- Cover: Ethics Complaint Filed Against North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory by Therese Vick
- The "Smoke" of Environmental Justice. by Cary Rodgers
- Governor McAuliffe: You Can Run, But You Can't HIDE! by Carolyn Reilly
- 2nd Annual Hands Across Our Land On August 28, 2016 by Sharon Ponton
- Director's Report: Forming Coalitions: Be Wary, Be Smart by Lou Zeller
- I-73 Roanoke, VA - NC Line 25 years of no funding by Mark Barker
- Potassium Iodide A Must For the Medicine Cabinet by Charles Utley
- Don't Dump on Me by Lou Zeller
- Justice for All? North Carolina's False Promises of Environmental Justice for Communities Targeted for Coal Ash Disposal by Therese Vick
- Fundraising with "Fun"-Raising by Marsha Ligon, ELEE Public Relations
- Two Ways to Give Back by Leigh Rainey





Spring 2016

The LEAGUE LINE: Spring 2016

- Cover: North Carolina's Weird Science by Therese Vick
- Cover: Victory at Bellefonte by Lou Zeller
- Clean Water - The Common Denominator by Sharon Ponton
- Safeguard America's Resources: Small Modular Reactors FACTS
- Director's Report: Solidarity Pacts by Lou Zeller
- North Carolina Will Not Play Host to Polluters by Denise Lee, Pee Dee WALL
- The Strength to Stymie Surveyors by Carolyn Reilly
- Pipeline Fighters Motivated by Message from Jane Kleeb by Mara Robbins
- Concerned Citizens of Shell Bluff Challenge Plant Vogtle by Charles Utley
- Two Ways to Give Back by Leigh Rainey





Winter 2016

The LEAGUE LINE: Winter 2016

- Cover: As Clear as Coal Ash by Therese Vick
- Cover: Knocking on Doors to Build Power by Whitney Whiting
- Atlantic Coast Pipeline: Local Economic Benefits Overstated & Not Auditable by Pastor Cary Rodgers
- Living Without A Voice by Rev. Charles Utley
- Director's Report: Social Change Availeth by Louis Zeller
- Preserving our History, Protecting our Land by Carolyn Reilly
- Vogtle: League Identifies, Challenges Vogtle Relaxed Construction Standard
- Meet the New BREDL Staff
- Paris Agreement Points to Global Resolve, Effective Local Action by Sandy Kurtz
- From Turkey to Paris: Adventures and Actions of a Traveling Climate Activist by Mara Robbins
- How to Train a Trainer, Grassroots Style by Sharon Ponton
- Bellefonte: TVA Fiddles While Commission Churns





Fall 2015

The LEAGUE LINE: Fall 2015

- Cover: Who's Side Are You On, McAuliffe? by Whitney Whiting
- Cover: The Home We Can't Buy by Pastor Cary Rodgers
- Potassium Iodide, "The Must Have Pill" by Rev. Charles Utley
- Let's Get REAL, Folks by Carolyn Reilly
- Director's Report: Hope is the Thing with Feathers by Louis Zeller
- Thank You letter by Duke University Stanback Intern by Diana Tarazzo
- Hands Across Our Land Coordinated National Action Hugely Successful by Sharon Ponton
- BREDL's Tireless Therese Vick Honored with National Community Sentinel Award
- Just Say NO to Pipeline Easements by Sharon Ponton
- Atlantic Coast Pipeline: Local Economic Benefits Overstated & Not Auditable by Pastor Cary Rodgers
- Freedom of Information Isn't Free in Franklin by Mara Robbins





Summer 2015

The LEAGUE LINE: Summer 2015

- Cover: Natural Gas Power Plants by Louis Zeller
- Cover: 28 Counties Drink Our Water by Mara Robbins
- Director's Report: Community Organizing 101 by Louis Zeller
- Export Expose' and the Renewable Revolution by Diana Tarazzo
- Nuclear Update by Louis Zeller
- United Landowners & Connected People Work to Preserve Franklin by Carolyn Reilly
- Fracking Lease Risk by Pastor Cary Rodgers
- Chatham County Against Coal Ash Dump Chapter Report by Judy Hogan
- Stanback Summer Internship Experience by Jinxi "Lizzie" Feng





Spring 2015

The LEAGUE LINE: Spring 2015

- Cover: The Fracking Venomous Snake by Pastor Cary Rodgers
- Cover: Imminent Exports through Eminent Domain? NO! by Mara Robbins
- Director's Report: Local veto over natural gas pipelines? Yes! by Louis Zeller
- Environmental Justice and Coal Ash Disposal - North Carolina's New PCBs? by Therese Vick
- Summer 2015 BREDL Stanback Interns, Nicholas School of the Environment, Duke University
- Nuclear Update: Waste Confidence Challenge by Louis Zeller
- Chapter Update: BEST/MATRR by Garry Morgan
- Drill, Baby, Drill Nuclear Style by Sandy Kurtz
- Environmental Justice Through The Hyde Park Relocation Plan by Rev. Charles Utley
- Congratulations to BREDL Chapters for Receiving TERC Mini-Grants by Kate Dunnagan
- Fire! Fire! Fire! - Landowner's Rights Violated by Mountain Valley Pipeline Survey Crews by Mara Robbins
- Preserve Roanoke's Float in St. Patrick's Day Parade: The Lorax by Getra Hanes-Selph
- League Calls for Local Control Across the Southeast by Kate Dunnagan
- Updates from Safeguard America's Resources Campaign and Feb. 12 Day of Action





Winter 2015

The LEAGUE LINE: Winter 2015


- Cover: Toxic Coal Ash-Coming Soon to a Backyard Near You? by Therese Vick
- Cover: Re-use of Coal Ash Re-introduces Contamination by Louis Zeller
- Director's Report: Are you Rosa Parks, or Claudette Colvin? by Louis Zeller
- EXTRA! EXTRA! Read all about it! Citizens for a Healthy and Safe Environment celebrate a crucial VICTORY!!!!
- Chapter Update: Save Linville Gorge Wilderness by Sue Crotts
- League Expands Staff Fighting Pipelines in Southwest Virginia In 2015
- A Tale of Three New Chapters, Organizing Against Pipelines in VA by Mara Robbins
- My story - a typical landowner in Franklin County by Natasha Laity-Snyder
- Battlelines Shift, the War Goes On by Fred First
- The Beginning of a New Era by Michael G. Noll
- Concerned Citizens of Shell Bluff Launch First Potassium Iodide Workshop by Rev. Charles Utley
- BREDL 2014 Highlights Webstats
- Nuclear Campaign Updates
- How Can BREDL Support My Community? Letter from an ELEE Member by Terica Luxton





Fall 2014

The LEAGUE LINE: Fall 2014


- Cover: Natural Gas, Unnatural Disaster by Louis Zeller
- Director's Report: I Am Because You Are by Louis Zeller
- Sand Mining - New Fracking Threat to North Carolina by Therese Vick
- BREDL on the Nation's Map - Thanks to Bungle by American Petroleum Institute Group by Sue Crotts
- Beyond Dirty Tricks by Gwen Frisbie-Fulton
- My Internship Experience with BREDL by Shengyuan Su
- Using Environmental Test Results with Community Members by Lou Zeller
- NC Mining and Energy Commission Experiences BREDL and Friends in Action During Fracking Hearings by Kate Dunnigan
- Who Regulates the Regulators? by Pastor Cary Rodgers
- Shell Bluff Concerned Citizens Potassium Iodide Program by Rev. Charles Utley





Summer 2014

The LEAGUE LINE: Summer 2014


- Cover: Will Fracking Come to Western North Carolina? Time to Take Action! by Louis Zeller
- BREDL Board of Directors Celebrate 30 Years of Grassroots Action by Kate Dunnagan
- Director's Report: Declarations of Justice by Louis Zeller
- Municipal Solid Waste Landfills are No Place for Coal Ash! by Therese Vick
- Water Hogs by Louis Zeller
- Duke University Stanback Internship Program
- Chapter Update: BEST/MATRR
- BREDL Receives $100,000 in Foundation Funding Awards by Kate Dunnagan
- Save Linville Gorge Wilderness Chapter initiatives by Lonnie and Sue Crotts
- Keeping a Watchful Eye On Savannah River Site by Rev. Charles Utley
- Interview Reflection in Lee County by Intern Shengyuan Su





Spring 2014

The LEAGUE LINE: BREDL's Special 30th Anniversary Edition - Spring 2014

- Cover: BREDL: In the Beginning | BREDL: Today - Coal Ash Disaster on the Dan by Louis Zeller
- BREDL Executive Committee Board Members and Staff Through the Years
- Director's Report: "Go not where the path may lead; go instead where there is no path and leave a trail." by Louis Zeller
- Challenging the Nuclear Industry in Tennessee and Alabama by Sandy Kurtz
- People for Clean Mountains, Clean Jobs, and Clean Economy by Hope Janowitz
- The Many Talents of Lou Zeller by Mark Barker and Kate Dunnagan
- The League's First Victory: High-level Nuclear Waste Dump by Mark Barker
- BREDL Victory: 13 Year Radioactive Waste Dump Fight by Mark Barker and Kate Dunnagan
- Fighting Asphalt Plants by Michael Noll
- Anatomy of a Win, or How We Beat Fibrowatt II by Betty Tesh
- BREDL Moment: Victory Against ThermalKem Hazardous Waste Incinerator by Therese Vick
- Reflections by NCAP member, Brenda Bevan Remmes
- It Takes a Village to Stop a Biomass Plant by Michael Noll
- Icarus and the Arrival of the Third Solar Age by Michael Noll





Winter 2014

The LEAGUE LINE: Winter 2014

- Cover: Call it What You Want, Frackin' Waste is Still Poison by Pastor Cary Rodgers
- Director's Report: The Rachel Carson Amendment by Louis A. Zeller
- Freedom by the Hour: Charging for Public Records by Therese Vick
- Anti-Nuke Crowd Overwhelms Charlotte Hearing by Louis A. Zeller
- Celebrating 30 Years by Kate Dunnagan
- Update on the Relocation of the Residents of Hyde Park, Augusta GA by Charles Utley
- Citizens from across Virginia stood up and said, "No, Virginia Uranium Mining" LTE from Anne Cockrell
- BREDL Brings "No Toxic Trespass, No Fracking Way!" Tour across NC with Lois Gibbs By Kate Dunnagan





Fall 2013

The LEAGUE LINE: Fall 2013

- Cover: Fracking Poisons Air and Food By Louis A. Zeller
- Director's Report: Invasive and Destructive Energy Mining Goes Up Against Justice and Reason by Louis A. Zeller
- HEAT Members Work for Zero Waste by By Grace Gifford of HEAT
- This Land is Their Land by Therese Vick
- News from Scotland County Of Tomorrow (SCOT) Chapter
- Rave Reviews from Summer Interns of 2013 At Blue Ridge Environmental Defense League
- Turning the other cheek: What Happens if you are SLAPPED? By Therese Vick
- Prions in Sewage Sludge Endanger Farming Communities By Kate Dunnagan
- Moral Monday and the Environmental Justice Movement in NC By Kate Dunnagan
- Nuclear Campaign Updates By Louis A. Zeller





Summer 2013

The LEAGUE LINE: Summer 2013

- Cover: Waste Industry Puts a Bull’s-eye on North Carolina S328 Would Target Vulnerable Communities by Therese Vick and Lou Zeller
- Isn’t that special? Fracking waste is exempt from federal regulation! by Therese Vick
- Director's Report: Coat of Many Colors by Louis Zeller
- 21st Century Robber Barons by Louis Zeller
- A Wake up Call by Rev. Charles Utley
- Spotlight on BREDL Chapter: Save Linville Gorge Wilderness by Sue Crotts
- Chronology of www.bredl.org milestones: by Mark Barker
- Statistics for Action and BREDL come together ...
- Introducing BREDL Development Director Kate Dunnagan by Beverly Kerr
- ATTENTION NORTH CAROLINA LANDOWNERS
- Plus more . . .





Spring 2013

The LEAGUE LINE: Spring 2013

- Cover: On Thin Ice: Nuclear Power in the Southeast by Louis Zeller
- Director's Report: Beyond Business As Usual by Louis Zeller
- (no)waste confidence! Nuclear Waste Rule Update by Louis Zeller
- Welcome BREDL 2013 Duke Stanback Interns
- "It's not all that it's cooked up to be" by Rev. Charles Utley
- Hardworking BREDL Chapter Inspires ... by Laura Sorensen, SAFECarolinas
- Heavy Handed Authorities Overreact ... by Julius Kerr, N.E.W.
- BEST and MATRR stepped up ... by Sandy Kurtz
- Uncontrolled Public Health Experiment in Fracked Communities by Therese Vick
- Victory Over Uranium Mining and Milling in Virginia? by Anne Cockrell, PRIDE
- Holding up a Mirror by Dr. Michael Noll, W.A.C.E.
- Community Organic Gardens by Therese Vick





Winter 2013

The LEAGUE LINE: Winter 2013

- Cover:Opposing Nukes: BREDL Critical Mass by Louis Zeller
- Director's Report: Looking Forward to Energy Campaigns in 2013 by Lou Zeller
- 2012 Webstats Summary by Mark Barker
- Web-based Exploratory Mood and Well-Being Survey by Therese Vick
- Forge Creek Restoration Project Benefits Entire Community by Louis Zeller
- A Day and a Night to Remember The Bus Ride from Atlanta to Washington to Represent the Poor and Minorities by Rev. Charles Utley
- BREDL Goes to School
- Electric Power Integrated Resource Plans: Dirty Power, Dirty Money by Louis Zeller
- Woefully Inadequate Emergency Planning Near Nuclear Power Plantsby Louis Zeller
- Coming Soon to Your Backyard: Godzilla Grasses by Therese Vick
- African American Pastors Influence General Assembly on Virginia's 30-year-old Uranium Mining Moratorium by Ann Rogers
- Vogtle AP1000 Legal Case by Louis Zeller
- plus more . ..





Fall 2012

The LEAGUE LINE: Fall 2012

- Cover: League Fund Honors Founder
- Director’s Report: Asymmetrical Campaigns by Lou Zeller
- Making Street Puppets Adds Fun to Any Public Event by Elizabeth O’Nan
- Puppets and Street Theater in Community Action, Organizers Target State Representative by Therese Vick
- Racial Equity and Equality by Charles Utley
- Racial Equity - A Path to Community Change by Lou Zeller
- Judge Allows Emissions Information to be Hidden from the Public by Beverly Kerr
- Let the Sunshine In, Now’s the time to end Poultry and Swine Waste Set-asides once and for all by Therese Vick
- The Fox Guarding the Henhouse or: Who is minding the Fracking store? by Therese Vick
- At the Crossroads by Dr. Michael Nollby
- website stats by Mark Barker





Summer 2012

The LEAGUE LINE: Summer 2012

- Cover: We Win One - Court Strikes Down National Nuclear Waste Confidence Rule by Lou Zeller
Coming Soon to YOUR Backyard: Benzene, Toluene, Ethylbenzenes and Xylenes by Therese Vick
- Silver Bullets by Dr. Michael Noll
- Director's Report: Legal Tactics and League Chapters by Lou Zeller
- Unequal Protection from Pollution in the Southeast by Rev. Charles Utley
- Pittsylania County Citizens Speak Out About Uranium Mining by Ann Rogers
- Hydraulic Fracturing in North Carolina by Therese Vick
- Know Nukes Y' All Summit: Huge Success!





Spring 2012

The LEAGUE LINE: Spring 2012

- Cover: Perkins Nuclear Site in North Carolina: Negative Impacts of Possible Nuclear Reactors on the Yadkin River, Davie County and Davidson County by Lou Zeller
- Director's Report: Energy Revolution by Lou Zeller
- Justice is Missing in North Carolina Fracking Study by Therese Vick
- South Atlantic Galvanizing LLC vs. North Carolina Citizens by Therese Vick
- Unequal Protection from Pollution in the Southeast by Charles Utley
- CHEJ Spotlights Janet Marsh
- Powerful Electronic Mapping Tools Target Interested Stakeholders by Ann Rogers
- Victories, Awards, Gifts and More!
- Welcome: New BREDL Chapters and 2012 Duke Stanback Interns!





Winter 2012

The LEAGUE LINE: Winter 2012

- Cover: Hydrofracking Law by Lou Zeller & Impacts of Hydraulic Fracturing on the Environment and the Rural Landscape by Therese Vick
- Director's Report: The Occupation of 2012 by Lou Zeller
- Chapter Update: Concerned Citizens of Shell Bluff - Rev. Dr. Joseph E. Lowery Rallies Environmental Justice Campaign
- New Industries Invade Small Southern Cities and Georgia by Charles Utley
- The History of the North Carolina Air Toxics Program by Lou Zeller
- Fast Forward to 2012: A is for Arsenic by Therese Vick
- Nuclear Updates
- Chapter Update: Neighborhood Environment Watch - School and Church Outreach Campaign by Beverly Kerr
- Preventing Uranium Mining from Taking Place in Pittsylvania County, VA by Ann Roger
- Park Foundation Supports BREDL in 2012





Fall 2011

The LEAGUE LINE: Fall 2011

- Cover: League Uncovers Secrecy Pledge Between NC Div. of Air Quality and South Atlantic Galvanizing by Beverly Kerr
- Director's Report: Organizing Communities for Social Change - What BREDL Does Best by Lou Zeller
- BREDL Duke Stanback Intern Kathie Sun Sheds Light on Sewage Sludge Sites
- Justice For One, Justice for All Is Still a Myth by Charles Utley
- Biomass Incineration: The Diagnoses Is In by Therese Vick
- Faults, Fractures and Fission: Part Three by Lou Zeller
- In the Harnett Triangle: Waste, Politics and...Chicken? Congratulations to Harnett County Citizens! by Therese Vick
- League Documents Flooding at Coles Hill, Virginia - Proposed Uranium Mine and Mill Site by Ann Rogers
- plus more . ..





Summer 2011

The LEAGUE LINE: Summer 2011

- Cover: CPI Biomass: Greenhouse Gases, Air Toxins, Health Threats by Lou Zeller
- How PC PRIDE Is Fighting Biomass Incineration in Roxboro by Therese Vick
- Japanese take interest in Shell Bluff stand against New Nukes at Plant Vogtle by Rev. Charles Utley
- Director's Report: The Midas Touch: Impacts of the 2011 NC General Assembly by Janet Marsh
- BREDL Welcomes Duke Stanback Interns!
- Fractures, Faults and Fission: Part Two - Amateurs, Cranks and Fakers by Lou Zeller
- Anatomy of a Victory: The Closure of BMWNC Medical Waste Incinerator by Catherine Mitchell, CHE Chair
- A Nuclear Excursion: Cancer Risks Near Nuclear Facilities by Beverly Kerr
- Poultry Power USA Puts the Chicken Before the Egg by Therese Vick
- What Does Sustainable Economic Development Mean for Environmental Justice? by Therese Vick
- BREDL Action
- Chapter Updates





Spring 2011

The LEAGUE LINE: Spring 2011

- Cover: Sustainable Economic Development The Alternative to "No"
- BREDL Welcomes Community Organizer, Therese Vick by Beverly Kerr
- Director's Report: Nuclear Déjà vu - We must do it all over again by Janet Marsh
- Toxics and Disability by Daisy O’Nan
- Let Science Speak Now in the Uranium Mining Debate by Ann Rogers
- Fractures, Faults and Fission: Part One - Earth Quakes Nuclear Power by Lou Zeller
- Empowering Youth Today For Tomorrow by Rev. Charles Utley
- “Mighty Oaks From Little Acorns” by Christy Bailey, Alamance County Homeschool Teacher
- Dry-cleaning Solvent Perks Up Durham Neighborhood by Lou Zeller
- Nuclear Campaign Updates
- From Statistics for Action - BREDL’s partners at TERC write with this news … by Beverly Kerr
- Chapter Updates





Winter 2011

The LEAGUE LINE: Winter 2011

- Cover: Environmental Justice: A New Renaissance by Lou Zeller & Charles Utley
- Director's Report: On Taking Action: How to Win When the Obvious Things Have Failed by Janet Marsh
- League's Clean Energy Policy and the 2011 Stop Biomass/Incineration Campaign by Lou Zeller & David Mickey
- North Carolina Tightens Rules for Medical Waste Incinerators by David Mickey
- Virginia's 1% Solution by Ann Rogers
- Park Foundation Awards Grant to BREDL by Janet Marsh
- Virginia Supreme Court Agrees to Hear Our Appeal by Lou Zeller
- Biomass and Nuclear Plants Target Poor Communities by Lou Zeller
- Superfund National Day of Action by Charles Utley & Beverly Kerr
- "Under the Foot of the White Man" by Claude C. Howard
- League Campaigns to Prevent National Nuclear Waste Dump by Lou Zeller
- Groups Appeal Plant Vogtle Decision
- Shades of Green - Buying the Nuclear Farm by Sandra Kurtz
- Nature Sanctuary Update: Securing and maintaining trails and picnic areas by Julius & Beverly Kerr
- Chapter Updates





Fall 2010

The LEAGUE LINE: Fall 2010

- Cover: Phase Out Perc Dry Cleaning’s Toxic Solvent by Beverly Kerr
- Director's Report: Hit ‘em where they ain’t by Janet Marsh
- Georgia Perc Campaign by Rev. Charles Utley
- How We Beat Fibrowatt by Betty Tesh
- Successful Messaging Workshops Teach Creative Media Techniques by Beverly Kerr
- Vogtle Reactor Nuclear Messaging Meeting
- Citizens for a Healthy Environment Mount Cancer Count Survey by Sue Dayton
- Nuclear Power Updates by Lou Zeller
- Is Biomass Carbon Neutral? EPA Wants To Know. by David Mickey
- Waste or Fuel? Incinerator or Boiler? by David Mickey
- plus chapter updates . . .





Summer 2010

The LEAGUE LINE: Summer 2010

- Cover: League demands protection for NC drinking water from Sewage Sludge Spreading by Sue Dayton
- Guest Editorial: PVC, the Poison Plastic Unhealthy for Our Nation’s Children and Schools by Mike Schade, PVC Campaign Coordinator Center for Health, Environment & Justice
- Director's Report: Our Energy Policy in Hot Water by Janet Marsh
- National Grassroots Summit and Forum On Radioactive Waste Policy by Rev. Charles Utley
- The Timber Beasts Are Back by David Mickey
- Hundreds gather to protest plant proposed for Hart County by Lou Zeller
- BREDL and TERC ‘What a team!’ by Beverly Kerr
- Nuclear Issues Update by Lou Zeller
- BREDL Moves Closer to Creating Nature Sanctuary in Madison County, NC by Ann Rogers
- plus chapter updates . . .





Spring 2010

The LEAGUE LINE: Spring 2010

- Cover: Inherently Dangerous - Westinghouse AP-1000 nuclear power reactor by Lou Zeller
- Director's Report: Stimulus Dollars Should Not Create Sacrifice Zones: A Letter to EPA by Janet Marsh
- The Importance of Organizing at the Grassroots Level by Rev. Charles Utley
- Risk-based standards remain a threat to NC’s drinking water by Sue Dayton
- Be Safe: Promote Precautionary Action by Anne Rabe, CHEJ Be Safe Campaign Coordinator
- Clean Up North Carolina’s Energy Policy! by David Mickey
- Impact Fund Grant Awarded
- Toxics In Soil Increases Neighbors Concerns by Julius and Beverly Kerr





Winter 2010

The LEAGUE LINE: Winter 2010

- Cover: Biomass Energy: The Big Green Lie by Lou Zeller
- Director's Report: The Secrets of Our Success: A Tribute to James Johnson and Sam Tesh by Janet Marsh
- A Poultry Litter Exchange For North Carolina by David Mickey
- Constitution Day Essay by Jaime Zeller
- Sludge Spreading Poses Risk to Children by Sue Dayton
- Environmental Justice Cries Out by Rev. Charles Utley
- BREDL Is Worth Its Weight In Gold! by Ann Rogers
- Violations and Negotiations Highlight Stop Fibrowatt Campaign by David Mickey
- Matthews’Residents Back For Round 2 In Fighting For Clean Air by Sue Dayton
- Today’s Heroes By Matthew Sands
- Stericycle Awareness Campaign Update: January 2010
- A Scary Story from Surry County by Sam Tesh
- Communities taken to the cleaners by Sue Dayton
- Who are all these people working for me? Beverly Kerr





Fall 2009

The LEAGUE LINE: Fall 2009

- Cover: BREDL Mounts State-Wide Campaign to phase out use of toxic dry cleaning solvents by Sue Dayton
- Director's Report: Ban the Burn by Janet Marsh
- Citizens for Marlboro County Win Double Victory Against Mega-Dump by Belvin Sweatt and David Mickey
- A groundbreaking environmental justice case with potential for national impact by Janet Marsh
- Documentary Debut, Hyde Park Desperate...Determined by Beverly Kerr
- The Biomass Mess in North Carolina by David Mickey
- New Person County MRF is Open for Business
- Plutonium Plague by Cathy Garger
- Alleged "Nuclear Renaissance" by Arnie Gundersen, Fairewinds Associates
- plus lots more . . .





Summer 2009

The LEAGUE LINE: Summer 2009

- Cover: PC PRIDE Brings Green Jobs to Person County by David Mickey
- Director's Report: Nothing with a smokestack is green energy by Janet Marsh
- Guest Column: Need an attorney? by John Runkle, Attorney at Law
- Nuclear Follies: Part Two? by Lou Zeller
- Air Toxics Rules in Limbo by David Mickey
- Super highway permanently stalled by Mark Barker
- PERC Alert by Sue Dayton
- Stop Fibrowatt Campaign Expands by David Mickey
- plus lots more . . .





Winter 2009

The LEAGUE LINE: Winter 2009 (25th Anniversary Issue)

- Cover: Activists Fight For Zero Waste by David Mickey
- Director's Report: 25 Years: Reflections On Lessons Learned by Janet Marsh
- Harnessing America's Energy by Lois Marie Gibbs, Executive Director, CHEJ
- Our Stewardship Will Make A Difference by James Johnson
- One In A Million by Ginny Hoyle
- Victory In A Landmark Clean Water Act Challenge by Louis Zeller
- Safer Incineration? Not Likely! by Sue Dayton
- BREDL And Residents Of Hyde Park Continue Struggle With Environmental Injustices by Charles Utley
- plus lots more . . .





Fall 2008

The LEAGUE LINE: Fall 2008

- Cover: The Anti-Nuclear Movement in the South by Louis Zeller
- Director's Report: Air Pollution Deregulation: A Giant Step Backward by Janet Marsh
- Taking care of the earth for future generations by Sam Tesh
- Environmental Justice: Making Communities Whole by Charles Utley
- FibroWHAT? by David Mickey
- Sewage Sludge: coming to a farm near you by Sue Dayton
- plus lots more . . .