Under the BREDL banner, thousands of concerned citizens have made their mark for environmental justice. Our chapters have raised public awareness and have won many battles against environmentally damaging projects and proposals throughout the southeast.

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Bellefonte Efficiency & Sustainability Team (BEST)

Cumberland, Hamilton and Jackson Counties

The purpose of this chapter is to work together to safeguard the environmental quality of our Tennessee Valley region (parts of TN, AL and GA) and the health of its people.


Chapel Hill Organization for Clean Energy (CHOCE)

Orange County
North Carolina

Concerned about unhealthy and unsustainable combustion energy (currently coal, gas, pellets, and methane) used in the UNC on-site power plant facilities and the coal ash disposal site located under the Chapel Hill police station.


Chatham-Lee Environmental Action Network (formerly Environmental Lee)

Chatham and Lee Counties
North Carolina

Chatham Lee Environmental Network addresses issues in Chatham and Lee counties in North Carolina. Fracking, coal ash, forever chemicals like PFAS, and 1,4 dioxane are some of the environmental threats…


Citizens for a Healthy and Safe Environment (CHASE)


The Citizens for a Healthy and Safe Environment (CHASE) group was formed by long time civil rights activists and Lithonia residents in July 2010 when they were notified about a…


Coalition for a Clean Dan River Region

Pittsylvania County

The Coalition for a Clean Dan River Region was formed in 2020 by a group of concerned citizens living near the First Piedmont Landfill in Ringold, VA.  The landfill was…


Concerned Citizens of Richmond County

Richmond County
North Carolina

Concerned Citizens of Richmond County was formed by a group of citizens who were fighting a proposed sand mining facility, as well as a wood pellet processing facility, each of…


Concerned Citizens of Shell Bluff

Burke County

Concerned Citizens of Shell Bluff was formed in 2010 to fight the expansion of a nuclear power plant.  Shell Bluff, a rural, majority-black, community in eastern Georgia, is home to…


Friends of the Deep River

Guilford County
North Carolina

We formed to protect, restore, and enhance the Deep River in Piedmont, NC that touches us personally.


Madison County Clean Power Coalition

Madison County

Our mission is to find solutions to problems associated with the GRP Madison Biomass Power Plant, advocate for communities polluted by the processing and burning of toxic creosote treated railroad ties used as fuel for power generation.


No Moriah Energy Center (NoMEC)

Person County
North Carolina

Neighbors Opposed to Moriah Energy Center (NoMEC) is a group of concerned citizens who live near the site of Dominion Energy’s proposed liquid natural gas (LNG) storage facility in Rougemont,…