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…
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…
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…
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…
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.
Have Fun, Build Your Group and Raise Money!
You can have fun during your meetings and events AND you can build your group AND you can raise money, all at the same time! So, you might ask the question: Besides raising money, WHY should our group fundraise and WHEN should we fundraise?
BREDL sends letter to NC DEQ Secretary regarding notification of water customers regarding PFAS in drinking water
BREDL has found that some water systems are not notifying their customers when PFAS is found in drinking water – even when concentrations are above the EPA health advisory limits. The excuse of not having statutory authority to require that water systems notify their customers is not acceptable.
We are requesting that NC DEQ notify the public whenever PFAS contaminants are found in drinking water.