Blog

Letter to Membership from Board President 8/27/14

Over the past six years, Yadkin Riverkeeper has grown from a grassroots, start-up organization to one that has achieved nationally recognized success in the fight for clean and safe water. In recognition of our efforts, Yadkin Riverkeeper was awarded the NC Wildlife Foundation Governor’s Award for “Water Conservation Organization of the Year” in 2011; and our campaign against Alcoa has been recognized as one of the “Top 25 Clean Water Stories” by River Network.

Read more

IN NC HAMLET, RESIDENTS WORRY OVER COAL ASH PONDS

Since 2011, Duke and North Carolina environmental regulators have known that groundwater samples taken from monitoring wells near the Thomases' home and others in Dukeville contained substances — some that can be toxic — exceeding state standards.

Read more

Coal ash dump neighbors won't drink their own well water

The controversy surrounding Duke Energy's coal ash ponds is hitting home with some neighbors who say recent test results have them scared to drink their own well water. Sherry Gobble, her husband Bryant and their son and daughter live in the Dukeville community near coal ash ponds behind the Buck Steam Station near Salisbury.

Read more