The NC Department of Environmental Quality and the Department of Health and Human Services will host a community information session in Bladen County next month.
The forum will be held in the auditorium of Bladen Community College on Thursday, Feb. 1, from 6-8 p.m.
Officials will be on hand to talk about surface water and drinking water well testing results. Alternative water options and preliminary air sampling for GenX also will be discussed.
Room 643 LOB
Clean Cape Fear petitioned members to hold this meeting in Wilmington, but the request was denied.
We do not yet have access to the bill they may propose. Please contact Ted Davis and ask that they publicize it prior to the meeting: 919-733-5786.
The agenda will be forwarded to committee members when it is completed.
Meeting is in Raleigh - no address yet provided on their website.
To listen online - go to http://www.ncleg.net/LegislativeCalendar/ and click the icon next to the listing.
The CFPUA Monthly meeting is open to the public (Lucie Harrell conference room). There is a public comment opportunity at the top of the meeting for those interested.
It seems clear that Sen. Lee's authority over the Environmental Review Commission will fast-track funding to CFPUA, rather than the DEQ and DHHS.
Our DEQ and DHHS are the agencies put in place to protect our public health and the environment. The CFPUA CANNOT DO ALL THAT. This is akin to your insurance company bypassing your surgeon and giving the money directly to the equipment sales rep to do your surgery. It makes no sense.
Most of our local legislators are fighting against DEQ and DHHS funding - for reasons that they have not stated to the public -- and fighting instead for money to go to CFPUA.
We need to attend these CFPUA meetings and stay on top of developments.
For more info about what is at stake: https://www.cleancapefear.org/dailyfilter/5hnz234ax4aaejdglrklyjn3d6jwpa
The Lower Cape Fear Water & Sewer Authority Board of Directors holds a regular Board Meeting the second Monday of every month. The agenda is available for public review at http://www.lcfwasa.org/board-meetings - the Thursday preceding the upcoming Board Meeting.
There will be a public comment session at the meeting - no details provided as of yet on if public needs to sign up to speak. Secretaries of the state Department of Environmental Quality, the Department of Health and Human Services and Chemours officials have been invited to attend the hearing. Clean Cape Fear's FB Event HERE
Newly-appointed members of the Environmental Review Commission are:
Rep. Jimmy Dixon, Co-Chair
Rep. Chuck McGrady, Co-Chair
Rep. Pat McElraft, Vice-Chair
Rep. Kyle Hall
Rep. Pricey Harrison
Rep. Bob Steinburg
Rep. Chris Millis
Rep. William Brisson
Rep. Larry Yarborough, Advisory Member
Rep. Holly Grange, Advisory Member
Rep. Frank Iler, Advisory Member
Rep. Ted Davis, Advisory Member
Sen. Trudy Wade, Chair
Sen. Dan Bishop
Sen. Angela Bryant
Sen. Bill Cook
Sen. Brent Jackson
Sen. Norman Sanderson
Sen. Erica Smith-Ingram
Sen. Andy Well
Clean Cape Fear's Water Wednesday, July 26: Just the Facts, Please: An Evening with Scientists
Brunswick County Forum on GenX and Water Quality Concerns Sponsored by WWAY, WHQR, StarNews and H2GO
Brunswick Regional Water and Sewer H2GO has partnered with WWAY, WHQR and StarNews to sponsor a GenX Forum in Brunswick County at Brunswick Community College’s Odell Williamson Auditorium on July 19th. Doors open at 6:00 PM and the forum will begin at 7:00 PM. Admission is free for the public.
The panel will consist of UNCW Biological Oceanography Professor Dr. Larry Cahoon, UNCW Aquatic Toxicology/Environmental Endocrinology Assistant Professor Dr. Susanne Brander, NC State Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering Professor and author of the ‘GenX Study’ Dr. Detlef Knappe, Cape Fear River Keeper Kemp Burdette, and North Carolina Rural Water Association Executive Director Daniel Wilson.
To submit your questions:
Email: twittkofsky@H2GOonline.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
Social Media: Post questions to H2GO, WWAY or StarNews’ Facebook or use #GenXBrunsCo on social media
The City Council generally holds regular meetings on the first and third Tuesday of the month at 6:30 pm in Council Chambers in City Hall. Agendas are available on the Friday prior to Council meetings. Meetings are broadcast live on GTV8, the City's government access channel on Time-Warner Cable.
Agendas, Minutes, Meeting dates and form to sign up for public comment at: http://www.wilmingtonnc.gov/departments/city-council
Community Forum "Crimes Against Humanity" GenX Part 1- Forum Hosted by NH Chapter of Nat'l Black Leadership Caucus, Black Lives Matter and CFRW
Community Forum "Crimes Against Humanity" GenX Part 1 "Environmental Injustice"
This event will feature a panel discussion and information on Gen X and its effect on our community. The event will feature guest speakers and panelists that will answer questions presented by the community about this critical issue.
The event will take place at New Hanover County Main Library in the New Hanover Room at 5:30pm on Tuesday, July 18th, 2017.
The public is invited to attend.
The event will include a monthly Water Drive. We will be collecting purified bottled water for those in need of clean water.
***Please bring water donations to be collected at the event.
Harvard Jennings local Talk Show Host will be the moderator
Kemp Burdette: Cape Fear River Keeper
Dr. Earl Sheridan : Wilmington City Councilman
James Flechtner : Executive Director CFPUA
Rev. Dr. Kojo Nantumbu : Pastor of the Temple of Truth, Light and Life, Spiritual Development Center
Ronald Sparks : Former CFPUA board member - Former City Council Member.- Chair Human Relations Advisory committee.
Beth Kline - Markesino : Wilmington Stop Gen X Now "Facebook Group"
Mack Coyle : Public Education
Glen Thearling : Sr. Analyst
This will be Part 1 of a 7-part Series on "Crimes Against Humanity"
Upcoming topics Times and Date TBA.
1-GenX July 18th 5:30pm Main Library New Hanover Room
2-Attack on Health Care
3-Hurricane Matthew Victims that still have not recovered
(Robeson County and Princeville, NC)
4- School to Prison Pipeline / Criminal Injustice
5-1898 Massacre in Wilmington, NC (Has Anything Changed?)
6-Victims of Alleged Police Brutality
Sponsored by National Black Leadership Caucus New Hanover Chapter - Cape Fear Riverwatch - . Black Lives Matter, Wilmington, NC - The Greater Diversity - The Wilmington Journal - Black Awakening Movements- Coming To The Table : New Hanover Chapter - Public Education- Wilmington Stop Gen X- Nation of Islam - Rev Isaiah James Jackson Jr. Foundation Inc.
Time to AMP it up with our local leaders. Come to tomorrow's New Hanover County Board Commissioner's meeting. ANYONE can comment - just sign up once you arrive.
Here's the NH County Commissioner's schedule for the year for you to print and pin to your fridge.
What does Flint, MI have to do with Wilmington, NC?
While most people are aware of the basic contours of the Flint water story, SOMETHING IN THE WATER (part of the EPIX America Divided series) goes deeper. Correspondent Rosario Dawson investigates what hidden forces may have been at work, and how specific policies led not only to the crisis in Flint but also damaged other poor, largely African American communities around the state.
Join Cape Fear River Watch, New Hanover County NAACP, Support The Port, NCAE of New Hanover County, Tarheel Alliance of Classroom Teachers, Wilmington SURJ, Women Organizing for Wilmington, andWorking Films to talk about and take action for environmental justice in light of the GenX water contamination crisis.
Clean Cape Fear is partnering with Wilmington's Downtown Business Alliance (DBA) to offer guidance and support on viable solutions designed to maintain consumer confidence while also providing clean, safe drinking water to visitors and local customers.
Members of Clean Cape Fear, along with other guest speakers from the scientific community, will offer technical information to DBA members; as well as an opportunity to get involved in a new program aimed at maintaining consumer confidence.
Since our leaders are not moving forward with effectively communicating this issue, or providing access to clean water to all members of our community, Clean Cape Fear is hosting a community discussion to brainstorm ideas and set action items to effectively provide outreach and support to everyone. Deborah Dicks Maxwell (President of local NAACP) and other guest speakers will lead this community discussion.
A public forum about the GenX water crisis -- sponsored by StarNews Media, WWAY News and WHQR News 91.3.
Speakers will address several topics during the forum and panelists will answer questions submitted by the public.
Admission to the forum is free with tickets that will be distributed at the door. Doors will open at 6 p.m.
To submit water-related questions in advance of the forum, Tweet with the#genxilm hashtag, post your question on the StarNews or WWAY NEWS Facebook pages, or email email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.