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UPCOMING EVENTS

Impacts of Offshore Drilling Webinar: Wednesday, August 15 from 7:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Join the League of Women Voters of North Carolina and our Environment Action Team for an educational webinar about offshore drilling. Roger Shew, with UNC-W, will be sharing information about the pros and cons of offshore energy, the areas that might be affected, effects on fisheries and tourism, and the dangers from spills and hurricanes. Share out Facebook Event.

 

  • Phone In Number: (515) 604-9991
    Access code: 303468#

 


RECENT EVENTS

Environment Call with NC Conservation Network

  • Tuesday, January 9, 2018 from 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
  • Dial in Number: 515-604-9991
  • Access Code: 303468

Grady McCallie, with NC Conservation Network, presented about water issues in our state. Grady provided information on issues such as contaminants, storm water management and farm waste, in addition to the impact of “regulatory reform” and the state budget, both of which will impact water and water quality standards.

Webinar: Learn about the Atlantic Coast Pipeline

  • To read more, download presentation materials – PDF
  • To help with education and advocacy – email Jennifer Rubin

Why the Atlantic Coast Pipeline is NOT a Path to Clean Energy for NC

Hope Taylor, Executive Director of Clean Water for NC, offered a 35 minute presentation on the economic, climate, and environmental justice impacts of the proposed Atlantic Coast Pipeline, as well as water and air impacts. Learn how the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has allowed profits of up to 14% for pipeline builders, and fails to evaluate whether new natural gas pipelines are even necessary.  A recent report “The Power Behind the Pipelines” describes how Dominion and Duke, the largest owners of the Atlantic Coast Pipeline, have used major political connections and donations to build bipartisan support.  The $5.6B pipeline would be mostly paid for by rate hikes for utility ratepayers throughout NC and VA, and would disrupt communities and landowners in communities of color and low income in eight eastern NC counties.


About Our Environment LAT

The League of Women Voters has been at the forefront of the environmental protection movement for decades, consistently supporting legislation to preserve our nation’s natural resources and protect our public health. We support legislation that seeks to protect our country from the physical, economic and public health effects of climate change while also providing pathways to economic prosperity.

The League believes that averting the damaging effects of climate change requires action from both individuals and governments at the local, state, national and international levels. By raising public awareness of the causes and likely impacts of climate change, helping citizens learn what they can do to protect the environment and building broad support for effective climate solutions, we can help put our country — and our planet — on the path to a sustainable future.

We believe that a path toward a clean energy future will strengthen our economy by opening up millions of jobs to Americans while also rescuing America from its dependence on fossil fuels, reducing threats to our health, protecting the natural resources that we depend upon for survival and creating millions of domestic jobs.

WHY WE NEED ENVIRONMENTAL ADVOCACY

  • to protect our air quality
  • to improve energy efficiency throughout the economy
  • to build grassroots support for action on climate change

The League of Voters of North Carolina is taking action on environmental advocacy. You can help by staying informed and joining our Environment League Action Team.

ENVIRONMENT LEAGUE ACTION TEAM

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