Environmental Justice

The United States Environmental Protection Agency established the Office of Environmental Justice in 1992 because all Americans regardless of race, color, national origin, or economic circumstance should be able to live in a clean, healthy environment.

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April 12, 2024 News

The League Line: Spring 2024

Cover: Celebrating 40 Years of BREDL! Director’s Report: Protecting the Environmental Community Burke County, GA Death Rates Raise Concerns EPA Review Delays Start of Air Monitoring Project Dominion Proposes 45-Mile…

March 26, 2024 News

Public Meeting to be Held to Announce Burke County Study Findings

Please join BREDL for a public meeting March 28 at 4 p.m. at Burke County Library to discuss a new report on death rates in Burke County, GA following the…

March 1, 2024 News

BREDL Air Monitoring Program Update

BREDL’s air monitoring trailer is scheduled to be collecting data in a Southeast community in early Spring. Our contract partner Wilbur Technical Services (Wilbur) is in the process of purchasing…

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…

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…