Kemp Burdette http://whqr.org en Midday Interview: Kemp Burdette and filmmaker Sol Weiner http://whqr.org/post/midday-interview-kemp-burdette-and-filmmaker-sol-weiner <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Cape Fear </span>Riverkeeper<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Kemp </span>Burdette<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> and filmmaker Sol Weiner invited us to a free screening of </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">Swine Country: The Fight for Clean Air and Water in Duplin County</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, NC on 5/28/14 at UNCW’s King Hall Auditorium.&nbsp; A discussion with environmental experts and activists followed the film.&nbsp;</span></p> Fri, 30 May 2014 17:21:15 +0000 Jemila Ericson 55764 at http://whqr.org Midday Interview: Kemp Burdette and filmmaker Sol Weiner Midday Interview: Kemp Burdette on Striper Fest 2014 http://whqr.org/post/midday-interview-kemp-burdette-striper-fest-2014 <p style="margin-bottom: 0in">&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Cape Fear River Watch hosts its annual fundraising festival called Striper Fest on </span><strong style="line-height: 1.5;">Friday and Saturday, January 17th and 18th</strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;">.&nbsp; </span></p> Mon, 13 Jan 2014 16:53:06 +0000 Jemila Ericson 48920 at http://whqr.org Midday Interview: Kemp Burdette on Striper Fest 2014 Environmentalists Launch Petition to Expedite Coal Cleanup at Duke's Sutton Energy Plant http://whqr.org/post/environmentalists-launch-petition-expedite-coal-cleanup-dukes-sutton-energy-plant <p>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.</p> Wed, 13 Nov 2013 18:03:00 +0000 Katie O'Reilly 46090 at http://whqr.org Environmentalists Launch Petition to Expedite Coal Cleanup at Duke's Sutton Energy Plant