Blue Ridge Environmental Defense League (BREDL) (P.O. Box 878, Glendale Springs 28629; 910/982-2691): A network of 24 chapters across N.C., three in Virginia, and some in other southeastern states. Works on a variety of issues, including air quality and incineration. Provides sample letters and technical assistance in using Freedom of Information Act and in examining state documents. Conducts research.
N.C. Environmental Defense Fund (128 E. Hargett St., Ste. 202, Raleigh 27601; 919/821-7793): Conducts research and advocacy on various issues including air quality. Distributes the following reports: Toxic Air Emissions in NC: An Update for 1988 (1989); Toxic Air Emissions in NC: An Update for 1989 (1990); and Drawn with the Wind: Toxic Air Emissions Across NC (1989). Drawn with the Wind includes water quality data as well.
Western N.C. Tomorrow (c/o Susan Smith, P.O. Box 222, Cullowhee 28723; 704/227-7492): Works to develop a leadership base that effectively addresses issues of concern to the region, including acid rain. Provides a framework through which individuals and organizations can meet to examine problems and possibilities and share information. Encourages greater citizen participation in policy and program development.
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