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Upcoming Events

Dec. 29, 10AM – 2PM   EJ Network Quarterly Meeting hosted by Concerned Citizens of Northampton County. Lunch will be served so please email Belinda (joynerjb60@yahoo.com) to RSVP. Cool Spring Comm. Center, 120 Cherry St., Gaston

Save the Date! Jan. 11, Raleigh, 1– 5PM  Rally/Lobby Day for a Cleaner Energy NC. Sponsored by Triangle People Power. Focus will be on resisting the ACP and Clean Path 2025 Act.

Ongoing — Help Robie and Dwayne Goins fight the ACP! Consider donating to the Goins’ legal battle against the proposed fracked gas pipeline in their town of Prospect, NC. For more info, visit their GoFundMe

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Offshore drilling comments due Monday, March 30

Offshore drilling rig

Offshore oil and gas drilling? Make your voice heard!

Offshore drilling proposed for the mid-Atlantic would put the NC coast at risk for an environmental disaster like the BP Deepwater Horizon disaster. It could harm tourism, fishing, and other coastal industries which are the economic backbone of coastal communities. Regulations haven’t changed since the BP Disaster — there is still the same weak oversight and safeguards.

The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) is preparing an Environmental Impact Statement to examine the impacts of drilling off the NC coast. YOUR COMMENTS can make a difference! Comments are due Monday, March 30th. Some points you can make:

  • More scientific study is urgently needed to understand the impacts offshore drilling could have on the NC coast before any permitting is considered!
  • We need to evaluate the impact of an oil spill contaminating NC beaches and estuaries, and on fish and other wildlife living in the potential drilling areas.
  • The Environmental Impact Statement must also look at the economic impacts offshore drilling would have on socioeconomically vulnerable coastal communities, learning from the tragic example of Gulf communities after the BP Disaster!

To submit your comments online, go to http://regulations.gov. In the search tab, type in Docket ID: Boem-2014-0085, then click on the “Comment Now!” button.

Tell your state legislators you support clean energy!

Rooftop solar array

“Free” North Carolina from fracking with the power of the sun!

There ARE alternatives to fracked gas, but we need policies in North Carolina to support them! House Bill 245, which has rare bipartisan support in the General Assembly, would allow “third party” sales of electricity, promoting rooftop solar panels and allowing all households to cheaply generate their own energy without having to buy it from Duke Energy!

Find your representative’s contact info here and ask them to support House Bill 245, the “Energy Freedom Act,” to help “free” North Carolinians from dirty, water-hogging fossil fuels and nuclear power plants.

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