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    Safe Water and the Impact of Climate Change

    Is it safe to swim? Is it safe to eat the fish I caught? My dog drank some of the water, will he be okay? These are just a few of the routine questions our Riverkeepers are asked each year, particularly during the summer months. Our 2017 newsletters will begin

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    Hurricane Matthew Aftermath

    In the days leading up to, and immediately following Hurricane Matthew, your Riverkeepers mobilized on the ground, on the water, and in the air to assess the damage and provide reports to regulators, the public, and local and national news outlets. Highlighting these efforts, Matthew Starr, your Upper Neuse Riverkeeper,

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    Hello 2016, Goodbye 2017

    By Harrison Marks, Executive Director Thanks to your generosity in this past year, Sound Rivers was able to continue the important work of protecting our waterways. 2016 was characterized by numerous legislative efforts to eliminate or erode water quality protections for the Neuse and Tar-Pamlico watersheds. Through hard work, good coordination

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    2017 Long Session Began in January

    The NC General Assembly’s 2017 long session has begun. During the long session Sound Rivers’ staff expect the return of a regulatory reform bill that will likely seek to roll back clean water protections. As has been the case the last six years, we expect more harmful legislation and attacks

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    Atlantic Coast Pipeline to Impact Sensitive Streams and Water Supplies

    The proposed Atlantic Coast Pipeline (ACP) is an interstate natural gas transmission pipeline in Virginia and North Carolina. The ACP is currently proposed to cross 343 bodies of water in North Carolina. Included in that are the Neuse and Tar Rivers, Swift Creek (an outstanding resource water), Fishing Creek, Little

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