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Blue Ridge Environmental Defense League is a regional, community-based, non-profit environmental organization. Our founding principles are earth stewardship, environmental democracy, social justice, and community empowerment.
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Spring 2022 edition of The League Line now online

Sun, 01/08/2023 - 04:32
Our Spring 2022 newsletter is now online.
Categories: G2. Local Greens

BREDL comments on DOE's consent-based siting and federal interim storage

Sun, 01/08/2023 - 04:32
Mar. 07, 2022: Working in communities in the Southeast since 1984, we are well aware of radioactive waste initiatives going out to potential waste dump communities. The Blue Ridge Environmental Defense League was founded because of one such program, the DOE's Crystalline Repository Project and interim Monitored Retrievable Storage Site. We have continually opposed such radioactive waste dumps wherever they are proposed, including Yucca Mountain, Nevada. Likewise, we oppose so-called consolidated interim storage schemes.
Categories: G2. Local Greens

BREDL Welcomes Jason Torian as Community Organizer

Sun, 01/08/2023 - 04:32
Jason Torian has joined Blue Ridge Environmental Defense League as our newest community organizer. Jason will be working closely with our Chapel Hill chapter, as well as assisting various other chapters within BREDL's footprint.
Categories: G2. Local Greens

BREDL letter to President Biden regarding U.S. Nuclear Posture Review and the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons

Thu, 01/05/2023 - 03:23
Jan. 22, 2022: BREDL requests President Biden to take action to have the U.S. adopt the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons and to make the treaty a core element of his administration's upcoming Nuclear Posture Review.
Categories: G2. Local Greens

BREDL Job Opening: Fundraiser/Development Director

Thu, 01/05/2023 - 03:23
Jan. 19, 2022: BREDL is searching for an environmentally conscious fundraiser/development director to establish relationships with major donors, implement fundraising plans to help the organization receive necessary financial support.
Categories: G2. Local Greens

Summer 2022 edition of The League Line now online

Tue, 12/06/2022 - 07:45
Our Summer 2022 newsletter is now online.
Categories: G2. Local Greens

Winston-Salem Weaver fire air quality worse than reported by agencies

Mon, 11/28/2022 - 08:29
Aug. 03, 2022: The Blue Ridge Environmental Defense League has released a report which shows that hazardous air quality during the Weaver Fertilizer Plant fire was downplayed.
Categories: G2. Local Greens

BREDL requests FERC to deny MVP an extension of time

Thu, 11/24/2022 - 17:24
Jul. 26, 2022: In our comments submitted to FERC, BREDL: (1) Requests that FERC deny request from Mountain Valley Pipeline, LLC (MVP, LLC) for an extension of time until October 13, 2026 to complete construction of the Mountain Valley Pipeline (MVP) (2) In the event that MVP, LLC is granted an extension of time to complete construction of the MVP, BREDL requests that --revised Erosion and Sediment Control (ESC) and Stormwater Management (SWM) plans for the MVP be a condition of the requested extension --consideration of cumulative aquatic impacts of building both the MVP and the Southgate extension be a condition of the requested extension
Categories: G2. Local Greens

BREDL Requests that FERC officially acknowledge Green Hollow Drive as a contributing resource inside the Bent Mountain Orchard Rural Historic District

Mon, 10/17/2022 - 15:20
Jun. 21, 2022: FERC's claim that Green Hollow Drive (incorrectly called "Green Hollow Road" in the Order) is not a contributing resource in the Bent Mountain Orchard Rural Historic District contradicts the findings of The Evaluation Committee of the Virginia Department of Historic Resources
Categories: G2. Local Greens

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