Kemp Burdette

WHQR Staff

Cape Fear Riverkeeper Kemp Burdette and filmmaker Sol Weiner invited us to a free screening of Swine Country: The Fight for Clean Air and Water in Duplin County, NC on 5/28/14 at UNCW’s King Hall Auditorium.  A discussion with environmental experts and activists followed the film. 

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Cape Fear River Watch hosts its annual fundraising festival called Striper Fest on Friday and Saturday, January 17th and 18th

River Keeper Kemp Burdette told us about the work of CFRW and about the fun activities coming up to celebrate and support the river that plays such an important role in our lives.


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This December, Duke Energy Progress will retire the coal units at Wilmington’s Sutton Plant, and switch to more energy-efficient natural gas operations. But while those coal units are being decommissioned, Duke will keep their ash basins operational for what they say is a short time. However, local environmental advocates are pushing to excavate the ash immediately, as they say its chemical components could pose public health threats. WHQR’s Katie O’Reilly reports that the Sierra Club and Cape Fear River Watch have teamed up to launch a petition demanding a timetable from Duke.