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Supporting Vulnerable Communities of All Races

We provide information on how to even the playing field against fossil fuel companies by focusing on the following issues:

Environmental Justice

  • Clean air, water and soil for all
  • Government transparency and citizen input to proposed local development
  • Corporate and industrial toxics emissions
  • Elimination of nuclear weapons (program since 1997) “#Target 2045”
  • Community pollution
  • Healthy local food and access
  • Pandemic adjustments
  • Environmental racism and racial equity
    • Heired Properties
    • Landfill and toxic dumping
    • Utility cost equity

Climate Change

  • Safe and Clean Energy
    • Replacing nuclear, coal and gas fuel sources
    • No false solutions such as biomass, bridge fuels
    • Apply EJ principals to clean, renewable energy sources
    • Energy and transportation efficiency
  • Land Use & Abuse
    • Urban Sprawl
    • Biodiversity
    • Loss of wildlife
    • Deforestation
    • Consumption patterns

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  • Eliminating Nuclear Weapons
  • Environmental Justice
  • Land Use & Abuse
  • Racism and Racial Equity
  • Safe and Clean Energy
December 22, 2023 News

The League Line: Winter 2024

Cover: Outraged Citizens Fight Back Against Proposed LNG Storage Facility Director’s Report: Sand Mining: Is it Coming to a Community Near You? Sailing the World for Ocean Research EPA Approves-Then…

November 12, 2023 Action Alerts

Person County Planning Board Recommends Rezoning for LNG Facility Amid Public Outrage

Residents of southeastern Person County, NC came to the Person County Office Building auditorium for the November 9 meeting of the Person County Planning Board to voice their concerns about…

October 23, 2023 News

The League Line: Fall 2023

Cover: BREDL Air Monitoring Program Nears Launch Director’s Report: Internet Safety – Best Practices for Environmentalists Fight Climate Change – Why Maui Matters Pollution is Affecting Our Children Protesting for…

August 22, 2023

New UNC study identifies disparities in testing and treating well water among low-income, BIPOC households in N.C.

BREDL chapters and staff participated in a University of North Carolina project examining the potential contamination of private wells. Our chapters Chatham Citizens Against Coal Ash Dump and Northampton County…

July 21, 2023 News

Fertilizer Plant Fires Serves as Catalyst for Wake Forest Institute

On June 27, 2023, BREDL Community Organizer Jason Torian, and Piney Grove League for Change member, Sabrina Webster attended day two of The Wake Forest University Environmental and Epistemic Justice…

June 2, 2023 News

Duke First Amendment Clinic Assists Blue Ridge Environmental Defense League with Long-Delayed Public Records Request

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 2, 2023 Duke First Amendment Clinic Assists Blue Ridge Environmental Defense League with Long-Delayed Public Records Request Request was sent to the North Carolina Department of…

May 2, 2023 News

BREDL Careers: Social Media and Content Manager

Digital/Social Media Marketing Position Qualifications Must be a United States citizen and located in the U.S. 2+ years of experience with social media creation and marketing tools like Linkedin, Instagram,…

April 28, 2023 News

The League Line: Spring 2023

Cover: Winston-Salem residents seek legislative changes in wake of fertilizer plant fire Director’s Report: Understanding Climate Change and Global Warming means taking action! There is no away for PFAS… BREDL’s…

April 26, 2023 Letters

BREDL Sends Letter to North Carolina Science Advisory Board (SAB) on PFAS

On April 7, 2023, Blue Ridge Environmental Defense League sent a letter to the SAB requesting that they recommend that the Department of Environmental Quality take immediate action to notify…

January 19, 2023 Factsheets

Natural Gas Pipeline – Property Value Devaluation

Property values plunged on parcels whose owners sought relief through the Atlantic Coast Pipeline reassessment hearing process, according to a property records search conducted in Highland and Nelson Counties by the Blue Ridge Environmental Defense League.

The construction of the proposed pipeline and resultant losses in property value are devastating for directly affected landowners. Pipelines drive down property values substantially, limiting landowner’s use of their properties and leading to an increased real estate tax rate for every property owner.

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