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THE POOR PEOPLES CAMPAIGN AND THE CHAMBERS CENTER FILES AMICUS BRIEF TO THE FOURTH CIRCUIT COURT APPEALS ON BEHALF OF THE NCEJN & REACH
More Progress, April 29 & May 7, 2019
REACH continues to work on bettering our community and keeping you informed along the way. Read more

DEVON HALL: HURRICANES, JURIES SLAM PORK INDUSTRY
The Fayetteville Observer, November 3, 2018
As North Carolina continues recovering from the one-two punch of hurricanes Florence and Michael, we should confront the obvious: Hurricanes are predictable, and so is the inevitable flooding of hog waste lagoons that harms public health and defiles the environment. Read more

CAFO EMISSIONS NEED NOT BE REPORTED
Farm Futures, October 24, 2018
Environmental groups are again suing EPA over its decision that air emissions from Concentrated Animal feeding operations (CAFOs) do not need to be reported to the public under federal statute. Read more

NORTH CAROLINA'S ENVIRONMENTAL HISTORY IS LITTERED WITH RACIAL INJUSTICE
Pacific Standard, October 5, 2018
In Duplin County, residents have suffered as a result of their proximity to animal feeding operations, and that is only being exacerbated by the fallout from Hurricane Florence. Read more

COMMUNITIES JOIN GREEN GROUPS IN FIGHTING EPA EXEMPTION FOR FACTORY FARM POLLUTERS AFTER FLORENCE
Think Progress, October 2, 2018
Both Hurricane Florence and the Trump administration threaten health of residents in path of storm. Read more

THE BLACK COMMUNITIES THAT HAVE FOUGHT FOR THEIR RIGHT TO EXIST IN THE CAROLINAS
CityLab, September 21, 2018
The African-American families embroiled in litigation against toxic animal-feeding operations join a long history of black communities fighting for the right to their health in the Carolinas. Read more

BIG COAL PUT TOXIC COAL ASH IN UNLINED DIRT PONDS—NOW A HURRICANE IS EHADING DIRECTLY TOWARD THEM
Democracy Now!, September 13, 2018
As the East Coast prepares for Hurricane Florence to make landfall, fear is growing that the storm could result in catastrophic waste spills. Read more

ENVIRONMENTALISTS CALL ON NEIGHBORS, HOG FARMERS, TO START A CONVERSATION
The Herald Sun, August 4, 2018
In the wake of the largest jury award against the company behind a hog farm operation deemed to be a nuisance, a group of community organizers in Duplin County on Saturday called for open dialogue between farmers and neighbors. Read more

SOCIAL ACTIVISTS WANT NC GOV. COOPER TO VETO HOG FARM PROTECTIONS
The Charlotte Post, June 25, 2018
Environmental and civil rights advocates are going hog wild over a bill that protects North Carolina’s industrial pork production against nuisance lawsuits. Read more

UNDERREPORTING OF TOXIC WASTE AT HOG FARMS PROMPTS INQUIRY
The Guardian, June 6, 2018
Testing of 55 North Carolina lagoons showed large discrepancies in levels of key pollutants compared to what was self-reported. Read more