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Pipeline
No Trespassing, No Surveying Sign

Pipeline: No Trespassing No Surveying Sign to post on your property. For use in Virginia, West Virginia and North Carolina

No Trespassing Sign


Safeguard America's Resources

Fact Sheets:

Pipelines

Atlantic Coast Pipeline

Fracking Waste

Fracking Lease Risks

Social Impacts of Gas Fracking

Liquefied Natural Gas Export Terminals+Pipelines+Fracking Equals MORE FRACKING PIPELINES!

Natural Gas Compressor Stations
Air Pollution, Explosions and Fires

Opportunities for Action Environmental Permits

What's All The Fuss About Fracking? - an update


Chemical Disclosure Resolution Template to Protect Local Right-to-Know


BREDL has drafted a resolution template calling for full disclosure of chemicals to be used, stored, and transported at fracking sites, and we hope that groups across the state will adopt this resolution so that it can be presented to local governments in with support from their respective communities. The resolution is designed to be passed among organizations and local governments who can write in their own names and official status. We are asking that local groups adopt and share the resolution widely as an organizing tool in your communities.

Resolution Template
Resolution signed by BREDL Board


SIGN THE PETITION

Help BREDL hold Duke Energy accountable for the responsible management of their toxic waste. Please sign BREDL's petition to tell NC Gov. McCrory: "Don't Dump Coal Ash on Our Communities!"

Don''t Dump Coal Ash Petition


Coal Ash Disposition
The Alternative for North Carolina

BREDL's technical report which details the dangers of landfilling coal ash and recommends the proven saltstone technology for the coal ash at Duke Energy's fourteen power plants. The report entitled "Coal Ash Disposition: The Alternative for North Carolina," describes the saltstone technology which would encase the coal ash waste and isolate the toxins from the soil, air and water.

View BREDL Technical Report


No Fracking In Stokes

Hydrofracking
No Trespassing Sign

Hydrofracking: No Trespassing No Seismic Testing Sign to post on your property

No Trespassing Sign


What's All The Fuss About Fracking?

This BREDL report highlights the main issues with hydrofracking. Updated December 2013

Download the Report


League Fund

Honors Founder

The Blue Ridge Environmental Defense League Board of Directors has recently approved the establishment of a fund to honor the work of Janet Marsh Zeller, who founded the Blue Ridge Environmental Defense League and served as its executive director for 28 years. Since July 2012, Janet has acted as a consultant to the BREDL Board Executive Committee. The honorary fund is a current fund (as opposed to an endowment fund) which will support the ongoing mission of the Blue Ridge Environmental Defense League. It will be a continuing fund, with individual gifts accepted throughout the year. All donations to BREDL are tax-deductible.

More Details | Donate to Fund


BREDL Chapters

BREDL welcomes these new chapters:

Citizens for Arsenal Accountability (Blacksburg, VA) - April 2017

No Pipeline Johnston County (Johnston Co., NC) - February 2017


Safeguard America's Resources


Protests continue over construction of the Mountain Valley and Atlantic Coast underground natural gas pipelines.


Protests continue over construction of the Mountain Valley and Atlantic Coast underground natural gas pipelines. And opponents hope governor takes action to halt the projects.

Related articles:
Public News Service: Northam Moves to Protect VA Water as Pipeline Protests Continue
Blue Virginia: Communities Across The State Stand In Solidarity with Landowners and Pipeline Resisters



Safeguard America's Resources


Contact Governor Cooper today and tell him to
STOP THIS PIPELINE.



Honorable Roy A. Cooper, North Carolina Office of the Governor
Postal address: 20301 Mail Service Center, Raleigh, NC 27699-0301
Phone/voice mail: (919) 814-2000
Email: roy.cooper@nc.gov
Website message: https://governor.nc.gov/contact-governor-cooper


Please visit nopipeline.net to view inspirational videos featuring landowners affected by the Atlantic Coast Pipeline. Contact Governor Cooper today and tell him to STOP THIS PIPELINE!



Safeguard America's Resources


Roanoke Times article highlights
MVP contractor's citations for environmental issues

Feb. 18, 2018: On today's front page of The Roanoke Times, the paper reports on the Mountain Valley Pipeline contractor's citations for environmental issues on three previous projects. These pipeline projects are the Stonewall Gathering, Rover and Mariner EAst 2.

Roanoke Times article | BREDL Stonewall Photo Gallery






Safeguard America's Resources


Larry Armes of WVHL (Farmville, VA) interviews BREDL's Lou Zeller regarding the Buckingham Circuit Court's decision to dismiss the case by Judge William Alexander

Jan 30, 2018: Lou Zeller, Executive Director of the Blue Ridge Environmental Defense League, calls in to talk about the Buckingham Circuit Court's decision to dismiss the case by Judge William Alexander. At issue is the pollution, noise and unfair selection of the site for the Atlantic Coast Pipeline Compressor Station.

Listen to Lou's interview: WVHL interview via SoundCloud



Safeguard America's Resources


BREDL airs radio ad prior to January 29
Buckingham County Court date

Jan 22, 2018: BREDL is airing an ad on local radio stations in Buckingham County, VA. The ad precedes the upcoming January 29 court date regarding the proposed natural gas compressor station.

Listen to the Ad: Compressor Station Spot



Coal Ash


Attorney representing BREDL sends correspondence to Federal Court Appointed Monitor for Duke Energy’s Probation regarding Coal Cash convictions

Jan. 8, 2018: Attorney John Runkle has sent correspondence to Benjamin Wilson the Federal Court Appointed Monitor for Duke Energy’s probation relating to the nine criminal convictions for its decades of mishandling of coal ash and violations of the Clean Water Act. This comes after a WBTV - Charlotte investigation showing Duke Energy fully participated in the National Ash Management Advisory Board (NAMAB) process.

Mr. Runkle states, "as the Court Appointed Monitor you have the responsibility to insure compliance by Duke Energy with its probation term, and the authority to obtain relevant documents and testimony from Duke Energy and the NAMAB. We urge you to fully investigate this interference as it brings into question all of the recommendations made by the NAMAB and Duke Energy to State regulators, the NC General Assembly, and the Department of Justice, as well as any 'good faith' compliance with the plea agreements."

View Attorney Runkle's Letter



Safeguard America's Resources | Clean Air


BREDL comments on Air Quality permit for
proposed Northampton Compressor Station along
proposed Atlantic Coast Pipeline

Nov. 20, 2017: This new facility would move gas along the proposed Atlantic Coast Pipeline. If permitted, the Northampton Compressor Station would be a major source of air pollution. The NC Department of Environmental Quality draft permit incorrectly allows the facility to be a minor source, a violation of the federal Clean Air Act.

BREDL Comments





Winter 2018

The League Line: Winter 2018 issue is now available online.



What if Blue Ridge Environmental Defense League earned a donation every time you searched the Internet? Or how about if a percentage of every purchase you made online went to support our cause? Well, now it can!


Sign the Petition
Petition

Make Radiation Visible Petition

Bellefonte Efficiency & Sustainability Team (BEST) Mothers Against Tennessee River Radiation (MATRR)
MATRR.org - Because It Matters


BREDL Fact Sheets

Most Recent:

Updated Aug 2016 BREDL Fact Sheet - Proposed Buckingham Compressor Station, Buckingham County, VA

May 2016: BREDL Unequal Protection Fact Sheet The Pipeline & Hazardous Materials Safety Administration’s Discriminatory Laws & Regulations

April 2016 BREDL Fact Sheet - Small Modular Reactors

Sept. 2015 BREDL Fact Sheet - Appalachian Materials, LLC Proposed Asphalt Plant in Glendale Springs, NC.

March 2014: BREDL Fact Sheet: "Don't Dump Coal Ash on our Communities"

More Fact Sheets:

A chronological list of Fact Sheets can be found on our
BREDL Fact Sheets page.



BREDL Partners
with TERC

TERC is partnering with environmental action groups in twelve states to advance the quantitative literacy skills needed to understand and solve pressing environmental problems.

More about this partnership


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The League Line


BREDL's Winter 2018 newsletter available online

The LEAGUE LINE: Winter 2018
Cover: Coal Ash Recycling: An Ill-starred Technology for a Dirty Industry by Therese Vick
Director's Report: The Myth of De Facto Segregation and its Impact on Environmental Justice by Louis Zeller
- The Public Service Commission Gives Vogtle a Resounding Gift at the Ratepayers Expense by Charles Utley
- BREDL Chapters Making Huge Impacts to STOP the ACP! by Pastor Cary Rodgers, Jr.
- Let's save historic landscapes from being "graffiti'd" by the Mountain Valley Pipeline by Ann Rogers
Winter 2018
- BREDL Staff Testify at National Hearing on Rollback of EPA Clean Power Plan by Mara Robbins and Michael James-Deramo
- Radford Arsenal, Moving Towards Accountability by Michael James-Deramo
- Clean Energy Resolution Approved in Floyd by Mara Robbins
- Local Resolutions to Reverse Climate Change Approved in Madison County, NC by Jesse Zeller-Davis, Madison County Early College Student
- What's really behind all the pipelines? Consumer need, or exportation for corporate greed? by Sharon Ponton















BREDL and Concerned Citizens of Richmond County Press Conference - On October 8, 2015 Blue Ridge Environmental Defense League and Concerned Citizens of Richmond County stood in front of the HQ of NCDENR in Raleigh, NC to announce that they have renewed their citizen's lawsuit against EPA and the state's permit for failure to properly regulate Duke Energy's Turbines in Hamlet, NC. The citizens of Richmond county are already being harmed with excessive amounts of air pollution from Duke's power plant.





Blue Ridge Environmental Defense League is a regional, community-based, non-profit environmental organization. Our founding principles are earth stewardship, environmental democracy, social justice, and community empowerment.

Blue Ridge Environmental Defense League Inc. is a registered 501(c)(3). EIN: 58-1624130