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June 1, 2022 News

The League Line: Summer 2022

  • Cover: Seeking protection for our local communities is something that we must continue to pursue by Charles Utley
  • BREDL sending representative to Germany for peace delegation by Jenn Galler
  • Director’s Report: Citizens’ responsibility when it comes to pollution by Kathy Andrews
  • EPA takes action on PFAS by Therese Vick
  • Disenfranchisement and its impact on environmental justice by Jason Torian
  • Solar panels in parking lots by Ann Rogers
  • BREDL welcomes Jan Haagensen as Development Director

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May 19, 2022 News

Citizens Urged to Attend the People’s Hearing at Hannah Pamplico High (prnewswire.com)

A public forum will be held at Hannah Pamplico High School, 2055 S Pamplico Highway, on Saturday, May 21 at 1pm to discuss the proposed Dominion Energy pipeline.

Environmentalists say the pipeline will cause harm to residents’ health and to wildlife in an area with an abundance of natural beauty and historical value.

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April 1, 2022 News

The League Line: Spring 2022

  • Cover: Fire at Winston-Salem fertilizer operation exposes weaknesses and loopholes in state and federal regulations by Therese Vick
  • Georgia state House of Representatives honor Renee Cail with the 2022 Yellow Rose Nikki T. Randall Servant Leader Award
  • Rev. Charles Utley spoke as part of U.S. Department of State’s Leadership Program
  • Director’s Report: Fundraising during tough times by Kathy Andrews
  • Environmental Injustices persist in Chapel Hill by Jason Torian
  • BREDL seeks revamping of water quality standards for Mountain Valley Pipeline by Ann Rogers
  • Sharon Ponton retires from BREDL
  • BREDL welcomes Jason Torian as community organizer

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March 7, 2022 News

BREDL Welcomes Jason Torian As Community Organizer

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.

January 1, 2022 News

The League Line: Winter 2022

  • Cover: Virginia air board denies permit for MVP Southgate compressor station – MVP appeals decision by Mark Barker
  • Director’s Report: The people of Pamplico, South Carolina must rise up and fight Dominion Energy by Kathy Andrews
  • Unity and support makes a difference for the needs of our communities by Charles Utley, BREDL Associate Director
  • The 1,4 Dioxane Dilemma continues… by Therese Vick
  • Update and next steps on Mountain Valley Pipeline by Ann Rogers
  • “It took a while, but in the end we won.” by Lou Zeller, BREDL Strategic Advisor
  • Ways to raise money for your chapter

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October 1, 2021 News

The League Line: Fall 2021

  • Cover: BREDL welcomes Kathy Andrews as new executive director
  • TVA retains ownership of the Bellefonte Nuclear Plant site – Agency will not request any new licensing by Sandy Kurtz, BREDL Co-President
  • The 1,4 Dioxane Dilemma by Therese Vick
  • Roanoke County Supervisor takes action on MVP by Ann Rogers
  • BREDL welcomes new chapter Coalition for a Clean Dan River Region by Julie Owen, CCDRR Director
  • People vs. Fossil Fuels pictorial
  • “In honor of a Code Red Warning, I Harken Thee” – a poem by Frank McManus

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June 23, 2021 News

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
(“SCELP”).

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.

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October 30, 2020 News

Small pipeline, large worries for some S. Carolina residents – ABC27

PAMPLICO, S.C. (AP) — The land agent who arrived at Reatha Jefferson’s door in May, unannounced and unmasked in the middle of the pandemic, told her he was giving her one more chance.

The agent was there on behalf of Virginia-based utility giant Dominion Energy. He wanted to see if Jefferson would let Dominion run a new natural gas pipeline through the land her great-grandfather, a rural Black farmer, had bought more than a century ago in Pamplico, South Carolina.

Jefferson sent the agent away and in July, the utility served her with court papers in an attempt to use eminent domain to build the pipeline.

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