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Upcoming Events

September 9, 1:30PM-5:30PM, Clean Water for NC’s Regional Summit on Impacts of Atlantic Coast Pipeline. Wilson, NC. Advance registration required: register at tinyurl.com/ACPsummit.

Duke Energy Progress Rate Hike Hearings, Sept. 12-Oct. 12, statewide:

Rockingham: Sept. 12, 7:00 p.m.: Richmond County Courthouse, Courtroom A, 105 W. Franklin Street

Raleigh: Sept. 25, 7:00 p.m.: Commission Hearing Room 2115, Dobbs Building, 430 N. Salisbury Street

Asheville: Sept. 27, 7:00 p.m.: Buncombe County Courthouse, Courtroom 1A, 60 Court Plaza

Full schedule and talking points – Click here!

October 1, 9a.m.-4p.m., UNC Asheville: WNC Stream Monitoring Volunteer Training. For more information or to RSVP, contact (828) 357-7411 or staff@eqilab.org. $15-20 Donation requested, but not required (material costs).

Working with Local Governments

Approaching local officials about your environmental concerns, and encouraging municipal or county governments to pass a resolution or ordinance to protect local water, public health, and environments can be a powerful tool for communities to protect themselves! It may seem intimidating to approach local officials to urge them to pass an ordinance or resolution, but with the right approach, the whole process can be quite empowering.

Clean Water for NC has prepared the guide below specifically about approaching local governments to pass a resolution or ordinance related to fracking. Read it for tips and advice that can also apply to approaching local officials on other issues, too!

Approaching Local Governments to Take a Stand on Fracking‘ (PDF)