WNC Alliance: Tell Gov. Perdue no fracking in NC
Here's a few excerpts from the Western North Carolina Alliance's June 27 email newsletter:
Tell Gov. Perdue: NO fracking in N.C.!
Legislation to legalize fracking in North Carolina is now in the hands of Gov. Bev Perdue.
On June 21, the N.C General Assembly passed S820 to develop regulations for the method of gas drilling called "fracking."
According to the Associated Press, a spokesman for the governor said Perdue has received more than 7,000 emails and nearly 2,500 phone calls that are "overwhelmingly" against fracking.
Fracking involves injecting a drilled well with chemicals, water and sand at high speeds to crack shale rock and release natural gas. In other states where fracking has occurred, residents have reported spills and fumes, health problems, contaminated tap water, sick and dying animals, earthquakes, and other problems.
Perdue is our only chance to stop the fracking bill.
Please call her and tell her to veto S820!
Call the governor's office at (800) 662-7952 or (919) 733-2391.
WNCA seeks nominees for the Esther Cunningham Award
WNCA presents this award in the name of Esther Cunningham, a Macon County resident whose concern for the environment prompted her to found the Western North Carolina Alliance in 1982.
The Esther Cunningham Award is presented to a WNCA member who has done outstanding work on an Alliance issue or internal goal. Special consideration is given to those who have gotten other people involved in our work.
If you know someone you'd like to nominate for this honor, please contact Julie at email@example.com
by July 31.
WNCA Steering Committee seeks new member nominations
The Alliance's Steering Committee (board of directors) is currently seeking nominees for its Steering Committee.
Members serve for two-year terms and set the policies and governance for the organization.
If you or someone you know would like to be part of the leadership of a dynamic, grassroots environmental nonprofit, please contact Executive Director Julie Mayfield at firstname.lastname@example.org
by July 31.