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Jason Torian has joined Blue Ridge Environmental Defense League as our newest community organizer. Jason will be working closely with our Chapel Hill chapter, as well as assisting various other chapters within BREDL’s footprint.
Mar. 07, 2022: Working in communities in the Southeast since 1984, we are well aware of radioactive waste initiatives going out to potential waste dump communities. The Blue Ridge Environmental…
BREDL letter to President Biden regarding U.S. Nuclear Posture Review and the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons
BREDL requests President Biden to take action to have the U.S. adopt the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons and to make the treaty a core element of his administration’s upcoming Nuclear Posture Review.
Why do I need to be concerned with sustainable economic development?
Sustainable Economic Development is a term many recognize and few understand. The simplest and most commonly accepted definition comes from the United Nations World Commission on Environment and Development. In the Bruntland Commission report, sustainable economic development is defined as “[development that]…meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.” In broader terms, sustainable economic development should improve the quality of life of employees and the community, while protecting public health and the environment.
Introduction to Strategic Planning by Bill Moyer
There is nothing mysterious or complicated about strategic planning. It is based on common sense. In its simplest form it can be summarized by four basic questions: What is our organization’s purpose? Where are we now, in relation to our purpose? Where do we want to be (at some point down the road)? And how do we get from here to there?
BREDL sends letter to NC DEQ Secretary regarding June 30, 2021 discharge of 1,4 dioxane
Blue Ridge Environmental Defense League urges the Department to consider the enactment of emergency, temporary, or permanent rules that require the following:
- Testing and analysis be performed after a spill has been reported/detected, including the recommended time frame for such testing.
- That water providers notify their users of discharges/spills immediately.
- Additionally, that water providers notify users immediately of any detection of unregulated chemicals, as well as detection of other contaminants that exceed the regulatory limit.
- The Department should post the results on the DEQ website and send out notices to their media/interested parties lists.
Riverneck-Kingsburg Pipeline Project, Public Notice No. SAC 2019-01427
Dear Mr. Wenerick:
On behalf of the Blue Ridge Environmental Defense League and its members in South
Carolina, I write to provide comments on Dominion Energy’s proposed Riverneck-
Kingsburg pipeline project, PN # SAC-2019-01427. These remarks will supplement the
comments filed today on our behalf by the South Carolina Environmental Law Project
In sum, we oppose the granting of the nationwide permit, NWP-12, for this project. Also,
we hereby request that an extension of the comment period be granted and that a public
hearing be held on this matter.