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BREDL Requests that FERC officially acknowledge Green Hollow Drive as a contributing resource inside the Bent Mountain Orchard Rural Historic District

Jun. 21, 2022: FERC's claim that Green Hollow Drive (incorrectly called "Green Hollow Road" in the Order) is not a contributing resource in the Bent Mountain Orchard Rural Historic District contradicts the findings of The Evaluation Committee of the Virginia Department of Historic Resources

FERC's failure to acknowledge the status of Green Hollow Drive as a contributing resource in the Bent Mountain Orchard Rural Historic District is of special concern because Green Hollow Drive has been designated and used as a pipeline access road for the MVP, resulting in alteration of its historic appearance through extensive re-grading and application of gravel.



Coalition for a Clean Dan River Region holds first June Jamboree

BREDL chapter Coalition for a Clean Dan River Region held its first June Jamboree at Evangel Church in Ringgold, VA on June 4, 2022. This free family event included free food, games and fellowship along with educational handouts on the health and environmental impacts from the First Piedmont landfill.



BREDL expresses our concern in a letter to NC DEQ Secretary Biser regarding the Chemours Total Organic Fluorine (TOF) method report
Transferring a pollutant from one medium to another is a virtual shell game

Jun. 06, 2022: The Chemours facility has caused massive pollution in the Cape Fear region and the pollution is ongoing. Thousands of people have been impacted.

Upon review of the TOF method report, we are sharing comments and questions.



BREDL comments on DOE's consent-based siting and federal interim storage

Mar. 07, 2022: Working in communities in the Southeast since 1984, we are well aware of radioactive waste initiatives going out to potential waste dump communities. The Blue Ridge Environmental Defense League was founded because of one such program, the DOE's Crystalline Repository Project and interim Monitored Retrievable Storage Site. We have continually opposed such radioactive waste dumps wherever they are proposed, including Yucca Mountain, Nevada. Likewise, we oppose so-called consolidated interim storage schemes.



BREDL Welcomes Jason Torian As Community Organizer


Mar. 7, 2022: 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.

Jason has been an active volunteer and community activist for nearly two decades. His introduction to BREDL came in 2014 when he joined a local BREDL chapter (PC PRIDE), which was engaged in a fight against a regional landfill. Jason has served on numerous community boards and councils, primarily focused on education and environmental justice.



BREDL letter to President Biden regarding U.S. Nuclear Posture Review and the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons

Jan. 22, 2022: BREDL requests President Biden to take action to have the U.S. adopt the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons and to make the treaty a core element of his administration's upcoming Nuclear Posture Review.



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