Jun. 11, 2021: BREDL reviewed Social Vulnerability Index data compiled by CDC for Florence County, SC which indicate that there already are moderate to high levels of social vulnerability in the census tracts in the Pamplico area of Florence County.
Cover: Yet another polluting facility permitted for Richmond County, NC - ITD plans to burn wood and creosote railroad ties by Debra David, Concerned Citizens of Richmond County; Director's Report: Power matters by Louis Zeller; Welcome Unicoi Clear by Court Lewis, President, Unicoi Clear Executive Committee; Chapter Update: No Snow Camp Mine by Jane Lea […]
May. 04, 2021: Bill Gates believes he has figured out a solution for combating climate change: a return to nuclear power. We at Blue Ridge Environmental Defense League and others around the world know that nuclear energy and power are not the future we should look to.
Mar. 19, 2021: Blue Ridge Environmental Defense League is in opposition to Tennessee Valley Authority going through with the construction, operation, and decommissioning of an advanced nuclear reactor technology park at the Clinch River Nuclear (CRN) Site in Oak Ridge, Roane County, Tennessee for the following reasons: A variety of negative environmental and human health […]
Mar. 15, 2021: Blue Ridge Environmental Defense League has requested the Attorneys General of North Carolina and Virginia intervene on behalf of landowners who were forced to bow to "bullying and predatory" tactics used to gain easements for the now cancelled Atlantic Coast Pipeline (ACP).
Mar. 03, 2021: This facility will significantly impact the ambient air quality of the surrounding community affecting public health. We are respectfully requesting that NCDAQ require AERMOD air modeling for ITD at least for the criteria pollutant of NO2. Our air modeling results indicate that the ITD facility has a high probability of exceeding the […]
Cover: Campaign victory! In big win for communities, coal ash disposal company drops appeal of Chatham, Lee County cases by Therese Vick; "They didn’t give up" by Cathy Cralle-Jones, Law Office of F Bryan Brice Jr.; EnvironmentaLee - Organized to win by Debbie Hall and Keely Wood; Chatham Citizens Against Coal Ash Dump - Endurance […]
Jan. 22, 2021: Today, people living near the Savannah River Site participated in an historic day in the movement to eliminate nuclear weapons. Joining with scores of similar actions across the nation and around the world, local residents unfurled a 10-foot banner stating that "Nuclear Weapons Are Illegal." At midnight, the Treaty on the Prohibition […]