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“After weeks of expectation and speculation, the House missed the opportunity to build on the Senate's good start and to address key shortcomings in the legislation. Under Speaker Tillis’ leadership, the House failed to make the final set of changes needed to give North Carolinians the protection they deserve from Duke Energy’s toxic coal ash,” said Dustin Chicurel-Bayard. “There are no clear requirements in this legislation to ensure it does what it’s intended to do: remove the threat of coal ash to all our waters, and all our communities. Not only does the bill fail to add protections missing from the Senate version of the bill, but it appears to undermine a recent court ruling stemming from a citizen suit that would require Duke Energy to immediately eliminate the source of its groundwater contamination.” “North Carolinians’ right to clean water has been under threat by coal ash for decades. As lawmakers try to settle their differences on this bill in conference committee, communities are counting on them to protect their families and water.”
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On May 20, S 786 (this year's fracking bill) was pushed through two committees and sent to the Senate floor.  On May 21, the full Senate gave tentative approval to the measure, and we expect it to be heard in the House next week.

A Landfill Makeover Tour (Chapel Hill, NC)

A Landfill Makeover Tour

Linville Gorge 7.5 Mile Hike (Strenuous)

Tree ID Walk (summer edition) -- Clemmons State Forest, Clayton, NC

Saturday, August 16: Shining Rock Wilderness Day Hike

Saturday, July12: Birkhead Wilderness Birkhead Mountain Trail Day Hike

Brice's Creek Kayak Outing

Durham: 3.2 Mile Quarry Hike and Eat/Play at Sharky's!

Mose Cone Memorial Park

Linville Gorge Wilderness - 7.5 Mile Hike (Strenuous)

DURHAM: Hike the Eno--Bridge to Bridge!!!

Raleigh: Reception to Celebrate the 30th Anniversary of the North Carolina Wilderness Act

Hammock's Beach State Park Paddle

Outings Leader Training Weekend at Hanging Rock State Park

Annual Picnic Hike

Catawba Wildflower Glen Service Outing

Upper Newport River Kayak Outing

Crowers Mt. State Park

NC Zoo Endangered Species Walk (Rescheduled)

Grandfather Mountain Photography Workshop with Avery Locklear of Avery Locklear Photography (rescheduled)

Cold Mountain (NC version)

Linville Gorge Wilderness: Hawksbill and Table Rock Day Hike

Stone Mt. Hidden Falls/ Wolf & Cedar Rocks

Latta Plantation Nature Preserve Hike

Rachel Carson Research Reserve: Paddle and Hike

Wookpecker Habitat Service Outing

Discovering “The Poor Man’s Tarpon:” Shad Fishing on the Neuse River

Discovering “The Poor Man’s Tarpon:” Shad Fishing on the Roanoke River

Discovering “The Poor Man’s Tarpon:” Shad Fishing on the Roanoke River

CANCELED DUE TO RAIN Hike in Ev-Henwood Nature Preserve

Outings Leader Training Weekend--OLT101/OLT201/Boat Safety/CPR & First Aid

Stone Mountain State Park

DURHAM: Guided Bird Walk at Sandy Creek Park

Cold Mountain in the Shining Rock Wilderness

DISCOVER MOUNTAIN BIKING ADVENTURE IN THE SMOKY MOUNTAINS

NC Zoo Endangered Species Walk (Rescheduled)

Neusiok Trail Hike

DEVIL'S COURTHOUSE TO FLAT LAUREL CREEK TRAIL

Green River Gamelands--Pullium Creek Trail

HIKE RATTLESNAKE LODGE & BEYOND!

NC Botanical Garden at Chapel Hill

McDowell Park Nature Hike

Chapel Hill: NC Botanical Gardens, Piedmont Nature Trails Discovery Hike

Birkhead Wilderness Birkhead Mountain Trail Day Hike

Durham/Duke Forest: Super Bowl Day Hike!

Grandfather Mountain Photography Workshop with Avery Locklear of Avery Locklear Photography

NC ZOO ENDANGERED SPECIES WALK

Harper Creek Water Falls in Harper Creek and Lost Cove Rate Two Study Area

NC Zoo Endangered Species Walk

Cook’s Wall Loop, Hanging Rock State Park

Beginner Backpacking in Uwharrie National Forest

Backpacking Conditioning in Umstead

Salem Creek in History and Today

Forsyth Creek Week Salem Lake’s Terry Road Creek Hike

Super Bowl Sunday Hike - Browns Mt.

Ev-Henwood Nature Preserve - Service Outing

Behind The Scenes Tour Carolina Raptors Center

Jordan Lake Hike and Educational Outing

Sugarloaf Trail Carolina Beach State Park

NC Museum of Natural Sciences Research Collection Tour

Wetland walk on Raleigh's Walnut Creek Trail

2nd Wednesday Winter Hike Series - NC Botanical Gardens

Crowders Mt Pinnacle & Ridgeline Trails

New Year's Day Hike - Anne Springs Close Greenway

Chatham County Rivers and Streams: Three Questions

2nd Wednesday Winter Hike Series - Eno Quarry Hike

Morning Hike Canceled

Crowders Mt Pinnacle & Ridgeline Trails

Hike Sugar Loaf Trail, Carolina Beach State Park

Mason Farm Biological Reserve Hike

Post Turkey Day Hike @ New Hope Overlook/Jordan Lake

New Year's Day Yadkin River Day Hike

Hanging Rock State Park 8.5 miler (strenuous hike)

2nd Wednesday Winter Hike Series - Historic Occoneechee Speedway Trail

New River State Park (Cliffview camp ground)

Hanging Rock State Park Day Hike

Chapel Hill (Orange County near Duke Forest): Johnston Mill Nature Preserve Exploration!

Durham: Lunchtime Power Walk @ Duke University's East Campus

Hanging Rock State Park: Moore's Wall Loop Trail (4.2 miles)

Hike the New Knight Brown Nature Preserve Trails

Toxic Tour on the Cape Fear

Neusiok Trail Outing, Craven County in Croatan National Forest

Second Wednesday Winter Hike Series--Carolina North Forest in Chapel Hill

Tanawha Trail and Fall Color

Marsh Cruise at Hammock's Beach State Park

Capital Group: September Monthly Meeting: Meet the Candidates

Charlotte RibbonWalk Service Outing and Hike

Stand-Up Paddleboarding (SUP)

Outings Leader and First Aid Training in Chapel Hill

Fletcher Creek/Middle Fork Trails

July 4th, Durham, NC: Brisk Walk/Hike on Duke's Al Beuhler Trail (Dog Friendly Outing)

Capital Group Service Day

Duke Forest Hike to Rhododendron Bluffs

Lake Waccamaw Paddle Rescheduled

Congaree (Swamp) National Park

Webinar: Solar Energy in NC

Encore Behind-the-Scenes at Fort Fisher Aquarium

Green Swamp Hike

Rich Inlet Tour Rescheduled

Paddle at Lake Waccamaw is CANCELED

South Mountains State Park Hike

Backpacking Conditioning in Umstead

Dragon's Tooth and McAfee's Knob Backpack

Beginner Backpacking in Uwharrie National Forest

Backpacking 101

ENO RIVER HIKE: Pea Creek and Dunnagan Trails

Forward on Climate Rally - Washington, DC

AVERY CREEK-TWIN FALLS TRAIL

Caesar's Head Area in S. Carolina

Fort Fisher Aquarium - Behind-the-Scenes Tour

Umstead Hike and Ruins Exploration

Super Bowl Sunday Morning Hike - Anne Springs Close Greenway

Eno River Hike: Cox Mtn/ Fanny Ford

Crowders Mountain State Park - Day Hike

Birding and Wildlife in Northeastern NC

Stargazing & Geminid Meteor Shower

Adopt-A-Highway

New Year's Day Yadkin River Day Hike

Hanging Rock State Park Day Hike

Mountain Trail Day Hike in Pilot Mountain State Park

Mattamuskeet NWR, Hyde County

Neusiok Trail Hike in Croatan National Forest

NC Chapter Executive Committee Meeting

NC Sierra Club: Conservation Planning and Priority Setting Meeting

Boat Tour Rich Inlet Area

First in Flight, First in Wind: A Conversation about Wind Energy in North Carolina

Beach Sweep Each Sunday on Bogue Banks

Beach Sweep Each Sunday on Bogue Banks

Beach Sweep Each Sunday on Bogue Banks

Beach Sweep on Bogue Banks

Canoeing Zeke's Island Estuary

Headwaters Group Kick-off Picnic, Sandy Creek Park, Durham, NC

Duke University Sustainability Tour, Nicholas School of the Environment

Durham Sierra Club Kick-off Picnic

Duke University Sustainability Tour

Sierra Club Outings Leader Training

Stop the Frack Attack Rally

Cape Fear River Boat Trip

Executive Committee Meeting