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Largest Pasture-Raised Pork Cooperative in the Southeast Goes Certified Non-GMO by AGW

The North Carolina Natural Hog Growers Association demonstrates commitment to transparent sustainability with Animal Welfare Approved and Certified Non-GMO by AGW

The North Carolina Natural Hog Growers Association (NCNHGA) is the first farming cooperative in the U.S. to be Certified Non-GMO by A Greener World (AGW). This is the only certification and logo in the U.S. and Canada that guarantees food is produced without the use of genetically modified feed, supplements or ingredients, and comes from animals raised according to the highest welfare and environmental standards.

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Groups Ask N.C. Utilities Commission to Scrutinize Deals Utilities Made with Themselves

Groups Ask N.C. Utilities Commission to Scrutinize Deals Utilities Made with Themselves to Claim Need for $5B Pipeline - Duke, Dominion would own the pipeline while their subsidiaries would be customers

The Southern Environmental Law Center, on behalf of the Sierra Club, filed a motion with the North Carolina Utilities Commission urging the Commission to reconsider its approval of contracts that Duke Energy Carolinas, Duke Energy Progress, and Piedmont Natural Gas have signed with Atlantic Coast Pipeline, LLC for capacity on the pipeline. To justify the need for the $5 billion pipeline to federal regulators, the developers-- Dominion Resources, Duke Energy, and Southern Company--point to contracts with their own subsidiaries for capacity on the pipeline. If the $5 billion pipeline is approved, Duke and Piedmont customers in North Carolina will pay for the pipeline, including the 14 percent return that will go to the companies’ shareholders.

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Groups Call on Governor Cooper to Pull the Brakes on Wood Pellet Industry in North Carolina

The Concerned Citizens of Richmond County and Dogwood Alliance joined with faith, justice, health and science leaders to call on North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper to stop the continued growth of the wood pellet industry in the state.  The groups held a press conference to share a letter signed by over 50 NC organizations and a petition from over 10,000 people asking the Governor to revoke a flawed air permit granted to Enviva, the world’s largest wood pellet manufacturer. Community members opposing Enviva hand-delivered the petitions and letter to the offices of Governor Cooper and NC DEQ following the event.

 

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EPA Partners with North Carolina to Protect Drinking Water

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency awarded $3,042,000 to the North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality (NCDEQ) to implement and enforce the requirements of the Safe Drinking Water Act. The award was made under the Public Water System Supervision program and will go toward NCDEQ’s oversight of the 5,677 public water systems serving approximately nine million people. 

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Giant Rate Hike by Duke Energy Must Be Openly Debated, NC WARN tells Regulators and Attorney General

NC WARN is urging state regulators to break their pattern of settling rate cases and mergers with Duke Energy behind closed doors.  The long-running practice undercuts the public wellbeing and gives the utility exactly what it really wants – covered by a thin pretense of regulatory oversight.  We are also calling on Attorney General Josh Stein not to be drawn into backroom negotiations, and instead to stand up for the public against allowing Duke’s attempt to recover billions in coal ash clean-up costs that were caused by its executives’ illegal actions. 

 

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