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  • Action Alert: Ask NC DEQ To Protect Waterways From Swine Industry Waste

    The NC Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) is seeking comments from the public on the state’s permit for industrial animal production facilities. The permit determines how the 9.5 billion gallons of waste per year from these facilities is managed, and is opened up for improvements only once every 5 years.  Our staff

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  • THANK YOU! We met our $5k #GivingTuesday Match!

      Thank you so much! Your support helped us raise more than $8,000, exceeding our $5000 goal for #Giving Tuesday on November 27th! Your online giving broke Sound Rivers records and helped us get our match. We are so humbled by your incredible generosity. Thank you for supporting your Riverkeepers

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  • Help Us Meet Our Giving Tuesday $5000 Match!

    Today only, for Giving Tuesday, our Board of Directors, along with Rod Cantrell of Edward Jones Investing, have offered to match all donations, up to $5000! You can support your Riverkeepers® and donate to Sound Rivers to help us meet this match – but hurry, we only have until midnight on Tuesday! Please donate HERE before

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  • Staff Report: Sound Rivers Shines Light on Sewage Spill Epidemic

    Over 844 million gallons of untreated sewage was spilled or dumped into North Carolina’s public waterways between 2002-2017, according to a recent review by Sound Rivers. The analysis found very few penalties were levied against polluters, which are largely municipal entities with unmaintained infrastructure. Using data from the North Carolina

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  • Nuisance Trials Shine Light on Pollution and Technology

    Katy Langley: “Nuisance Trials Against Smithfield Foods Shine Light on Pollution & Technology” This spring a series of nuisance trials against multi-billion-dollar corporation Smithfield Foods began. These cases were filed by long time neighbors of industrial hog growing facilities. Neighbors have long suffered the negative side effects of living near

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