Public Hearing on air permit for the Atlantic Coast Pipeline (Nov 15- Garysburg NC)
Nov
15
5:00 PM17:00

Public Hearing on air permit for the Atlantic Coast Pipeline (Nov 15- Garysburg NC)

Join us at the next public hearing in Northampton County to oppose the air permit.

Dominion & Duke need an air permit to build a dangerous fracked-gas compressor station in Northampton County for the Atlantic Coast Pipeline. Compressor stations are dangerous. Not only do they emit harmful pollution, they can catch fire or explode.

Noisy “blowdowns” will regularly test emergency procedures by venting huge amounts of the potent greenhouse gas methane that also contains volatile organic compounds. 

Please consider speaking about your concern about safety, air pollution, and the Atlantic Coast Pipeline.

RSVP here: https://sierra.secure.force.com/events/details?formcampaignid=7010Z000001OrTsQAK

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Rescheduled: Summit on Impacts of Atlantic Coast Pipeline (Oct 7 Asheville NC)
Oct
7
1:30 PM13:30

Rescheduled: Summit on Impacts of Atlantic Coast Pipeline (Oct 7 Asheville NC)

Clean Water for NC's Regional Summit on the Proposed Atlantic Coast Pipeline: Preventing Harms to Eastern NC’s Water, Air, Communities and Environmental Justice

NEW DATE: Saturday, October 7 , 1:30 – 5:30 PM, Light Refreshments Provided
Wilson Community College, Del Mastro Auditorium
902 Herring Ave E, Wilson, NC

Advance registration required! 

$5 CWFNC Members/Students/NCEJN Partners
(Enter NCEJN in "organization" field if applicable, for discount)
$25 Non CWFNC Members (Includes one year membership) 
FREE for residents in the counties along the proposed pipeline route: Northampton, Halifax, Nash, Wilson, Johnston, Sampson, Cumberland, and Robeson. (Pre registration is still required).

Presentations include:

Cathy Kunkel: Energy Analyst with the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis, lead author of 2016 report on overbuilding of unneeded gas pipelines and the impacts on communities and utility ratepayers.

John Runkle: Environmental Attorney, will discuss the recent circuit court decision requiring to evaluate climate impacts, and the implications for the ACP. 

Marvin Winstead, and other NC landowners: How the Atlantic Coast Pipeline is already impacting our lives and land.

Jorden Revels and Ericka Faircloth: Eastern North Carolina’s Indigenous Groups and the damage to environmental rights, heritage lands and sacred sites.

Oshin Paranjape: Duke University, on the ACP “Blast Zone” and how it endangers residents all along the pipeline. 

Therese Vick: Blue Ridge Environmental Defense League, will speak on dangers and health impacts of proposed compressor station in Northampton County

Questions? Contact (919) 401-9600 or hope@cwfnc.org

Who should attend: residents, local and state officials, scientists, non-profits and NC Enviornmental Justice Network partners from across the state concerned about the potential environmental, health and community consequences of the Atlantic Coast Pipeline!

**There will be NO admission at the door without pre-registration. Pre-registration ends October 4th at 6:00 pm. If you prefer not to register online, you may also send a check payment postmarked by October 2rd. Please include the names and counties of residence of attendees you're registering, and send to: Clean Water for NC, 3326 Guess Rd. Ste. 105, Durham NC 27705.

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Stop the Atlantic Coast Pipeline (Sept 14- Swannanoa NC)
Sep
14
10:00 AM10:00

Stop the Atlantic Coast Pipeline (Sept 14- Swannanoa NC)

  • Department of Environmental Quality (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Within the next two weeks NC Department of Environmental Quality must decide whether to grant a 401 water quality permit to the Atlantic Coast Pipeline. If DEQ decides the right thing, ACP will be dead in its tracks, at least for the time being.

We have a great opportunity right now to sway that decision.

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Regional Summit on Impacts of Atlantic Coast Pipeline (Sept 9- Asheville NC)
Sep
9
1:30 PM13:30

Regional Summit on Impacts of Atlantic Coast Pipeline (Sept 9- Asheville NC)

Preventing Harms to Eastern NC’s Water, Air, Communities and Environmental Justice

Saturday, September 9, 1:30 – 5:30 PM, 
Light Refreshments Provided

Tickets are:

-$25 for non CWFNC members (includes one year membership to organization)
-$5 students & CWFNC members

Wilson Community College, Del Mastro Auditorium
902 Herring Ave E, Wilson, NC

Advance registration required!

Presentations include:

Cathy Kunkel: Energy Analyst with the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis, lead author of 2016 report on overbuilding of unneeded gas pipelines and the impacts on communities and utility ratepayers.

Jacqui Patterson: National NAACP director, Environmental & Climate Justice Program, on disproportionate impacts to vulnerable communities and the safe energy choices that would create more jobs and economic benefit without harming climate.

Landowners from NC: How the Atlantic Coast Pipeline is already impacting our lives and land.

Native American Speakers: Eastern North Carolina’s Indigenous Groups and the damage to environmental rights, heritage lands and sacred sites.

Oshin Paranjape: Duke University, on the ACP “Blast Zone” and how it endangers residents close to the pipeline.

Questions? Contact (919) 401-9600 or hope@cwfnc.org

Who should attend: residents, local and state officials, scientists and non-profits from across the state concerned about the potential environmental, health and community consequences of the Atlantic Coast Pipeline!

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Dance to Heal the Earth
Jun
9
to Jun 11

Dance to Heal the Earth

“The Earth is our Mother.
Whatever befalls the Earth befalls the sons and daughters of the Earth.
If men spit upon the ground, they spit upon themselves. This we know. The Earth does not belong to us, we belong to the Earth. This we know.
All things are connected like the blood that unites one family.
All things are connected. Whatever befalls the Earth befalls the sons and daughters of the Earth. We did not weave the web of life; we are merely a strand in it. Whatever we do to the Web, we do to ourselves".
(~ Chief Seattle, Duwamish)

Invitation:

Grandmother Robin Youngblood and Grandfather Bert Gunn would like to invite you to join us for three days of Earth Dance Ceremonies and teachings. This Sacred Fasting Dance is YOUR opportunity to honor and align yourself with Mother Earth and Father Sky; to understand more deeply Who You Are, and How You are to Serve the Earth and All Our Relations. We will listen to the Songs and Rhythms of the Earth; the Elements; Animals; Plants, and Stone People. As we hear the messages our Relations have for us, we will fast and Dance to Heal the Earth and Weave the Web of All Life. This may be the most profoundly touching ceremony you’ll ever participate in. Please ask in prayer, and if the answer is YES, join us. Please let us know as soon as possible, as many are asking to participate.
It’s Time! We are the ones we’ve been waiting for!!
“Remember your prayer-song ~ Dance and pray. Whenever you dance, dance to heal the earth. Not just when you’re dancing, but always. Live the dance, whenever you move, in all you do, dance to heal the earth.”
“Dancing is power. Dancing is prayer. Some say that all is dance. Now there’s a big dance coming, a Dance to Heal the Earth. Soon this dance will be done in a big way, in the old way, on sacred ground.
All living things will take part. Dance to Heal the Earth! Let your feet beat a healing rhythm into the earth.
Let your feet beat a strengthening rhythm for those who struggle the hardest. Let your feet beat a life-giving rhythm for all peoples, regardless of race or national boundary, regardless of whether we’re human or whether we’re the trees, the air, the fish, the birds, the buffalo, the bear, the crow. Our dance is a prayer, and our songs, rhythms and our breath give life.”
(~ Dee Smith, Tsalagi)
In this time of great change, Mother Earth needs our support. Each of us has a Life Purpose that serves the needs of All Creation. Some of us already know what that is, and how to share our gifts and talents for the good of all.
Some of us are still in the process of discovering our mission in life.
Dance to Heal the Earth is a profound focal point for discovery, initiation, healing, and manifesting our intention,
in alignment with the Great Creation, Mother Earth and the Core of our Beings.
Every movement in the Dance is a prayer of profound focus and intention.
Drumming, Dance, Song and Ceremony are the foundation of every indigenous culture ~ and we are all indigenous to Mother Earth and our country of origin.
In the way I’ve been taught, all ceremonial dances originated through the Women, the Birthers.
These ceremonies were given to our Brothers, as the Protectors of the vision.
In some cultures, the masculine became the dominant force for many centuries.
It is now time for the feminine to re-emerge, and to co-create balance and restore harmony between the masculine and feminine energies in order to support a healthy living environment for All Our Relations.
Whether you attend as a Dancer, Drummer/Singer or Supporter, your gift to this dance is a prayer. We are grateful for the community we are building, and every intention you carry.
Our work in this Dance will be felt throughout the world.
Once you have committed to this two-day fasting dance (only dancers will fast), we will send you protocols and a waiver. If you have any medications you need to take; any issues with fasting (you will be drinking water); any concerns or questions, we need to be aware of them. Please fill out the waiver, and we will talk directly to assure you have the protection and awareness you will need to fulfill your commitment and focus solely on your Dance.
Dance to Heal the Earth is focus, gratitude, and celebration.

Donation Requests:

Dancer Donations.........................$400-$550
Crew Donations.............................$38/person per night for bed OR
$5/person per night camping
And
$40 food donation (Fri lunch - Sun feast) 


Dance Regalia:

*Dance regalia will be long dresses for women dancers, long skirts (sarongs) for male dancers.
*Colors for the Dance are Blue, Green and Purple.
*Everyone may make prayer flags in the 3 colors Blue, Purple and Green, to be hung on the tree.



To learn more or to sign up for this dance, please contact Grandmother Robin Youngblood via email: whitewolfclanmother@yahoo.com OR Kathy Groce via email: bodymindrn@gmail.com

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Memorial Day Action Against Pipelines in Honor of Jim Marker
May
29
3:00 PM15:00

Memorial Day Action Against Pipelines in Honor of Jim Marker

Smoky Mountain Eco-Defense will be holding a protest against the
Atlantic Coast Pipeline this Memorial Day in honor of Jim Marker. 

Jim was a father, veteran, water protector, humanitarian and dedicated environmentalist who was killed by police in Florida on February 26 after he successfully decommissioned several pieces of construction equipment for the Sabal Trail Pipeline. After initially claiming he fired at police, law enforcement have since backed down on this lie and are now refusing to release dash cam footage of Jim’s death.

Duke Energy is behind both the Sabal Trail Pipeline in FL and the
Atlantic Coast Pipeline which threatens our mountains, farms, and
wetlands from West Virginia to North Carolina. If built the ACP would destroy thousands of acres of fields and forests and escalate the climate crisis with the massive daily deliveries of fracked gas to Duke Energy’s gas power plants in the Carolina’s and beyond.

Join us in honoring the life of Jim Marker by protesting Duke Energy’s Atlantic Coast Pipeline this Memorial Day.
Kill Pipelines not People! Bring signs, banners, and friends!

To learn more about Jim’ life follow the link and scroll to the bottom
of the page:
https://sabaltrailresistance.wordpress.com/2017/03/15/memorial-events-in-honor-of-military-veteran-and-water-protector-killed-by-the-police-last-month/

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Wonderful Water
May
11
2:00 PM14:00

Wonderful Water

What is the difference between a river, a pond, a lake and an ocean? Join us on a walk around the garden as we see the differences between some of these bodies of water for ourselves. This class is intended for preschoolers. Child must be accompanied by an adult. Fee: Included with Garden Membership or admission, to be paid at the door. Pre-registration is required: https://form.jotform.com/60596183169970

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Rock the Block! Bike Night for Community Roots! Stop Fracking!
Apr
27
6:00 PM18:00

Rock the Block! Bike Night for Community Roots! Stop Fracking!

Come kick it with us for the Pre-Party of the Annual Vintage Meltdown Show! Not only will their be FREE BEER, Live Music by The Dirt Soul Revival, A CAR SMASH, and Bike Games, but your $10 suggested donation contributes directly to Community Roots- An environmental organization committed to stopping Duke from building Fracked gas plants. (We don't currently Frack in NC). One of the planned plants is RIGHT HERE in Buncombe County! Please come support our right to clean energy and a healthy environment! 

RAIN DATE: FRIDAY 4/28!!!

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Indigenous Flood - United Nations : NYC - Come to New York!
Apr
24
to May 5

Indigenous Flood - United Nations : NYC - Come to New York!

The Flood never came to Standing Rock, so let's bring the Flood to the United Nations. 

From April 24th to May 5th the United Nations in New York City is holding the Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues, also known as PFII. Typically, these forums lack Native American representation, and often have Non-Natives speaking on behalf of Natives and their issues. This ends now. 

For two weeks, we need to show New York, The UN, and the world that Indigenous People are here, and can speak for themselves. 

The world will not forget what happened at Standing Rock. The world will no longer ignore the conditions on reservations, and the issues effecting indigenous people around the globe. 3/4 of the world's population are indigenous, and it's time they stop forgetting that. 

There are multiple levels of events within this forum, some more exclusive than others. We want to come out in full force at every level. From top to bottom. From panels at the UN headquarters to flash mob round dances in Time Square, we are going to Flood New York City. 

Whether you are registered for the forum or not, we are asking for all indigenous people and allies to come to New York City and show your support. As the strongest of warriors take the United Nations to speak, they will have the support of their brothers and sisters outside, praying, singing, marching and standing in solidarity. 

Thousands came to Standing Rock. Thousands came to DC. And we can do the same in New York City. 

We are planning a plethora of events, from demonstrations, to speaking engagements, to gatherings and dances and celebrations. For two weeks, let's make New York City our new home. 

More details to come as this develops and grows. 

If you would like to register your own group for the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (PFII) in New York City. http://bit.ly/PFIIRegistration

Deadline March 30th 2017


Inexpensive Bus resources : 
www.wanderu.com 
www.busbud.com

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March for Science in Asheville
Apr
22
10:00 AM10:00

March for Science in Asheville

  • Aston Park to Pack Square Asheville NC (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

This is the official announcement of the Asheville March for Science! We have filed our permit and are underway planning the details of the event. On April 22nd, we will be marching from Aston Park to Pack Square to advocate for the importance of empirical science and fact-based policy. Once at Pack Square there will be an event with several speakers and booths about different science based groups around WNC. This non-partisan march is for anyone and everyone with an interest in science. The march will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. 
To order T-Shirts (pre-orders end March 31st) and support the march please visit our website. RSVP for the march via the FB Event link. Updates will be provided via email as well as on our Official FB and Twitter pages. Be sure to "LIKE" our official page for real-time updates to your newsfeed even if you have already joined the "Group" page.  

Parking Info: http://www.ashevillenc.gov/departments/parking/default.htm

Website: http://ashevillemarchforscience.weebly.com/

Email Updates Registration: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfw6jOwUiAp2R8rLOpTMXZ16C8lxcP0Xu18D1uz8ZMr4jOUyw/viewform

Official FB Page: https://www.facebook.com/marchforscienceavl/

Twitter: https://mobile.twitter.com/ScienceMarchAVL
#ScienceMarchAVL #sciencemarch

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Petition Against the Atlantic Coast Pipeline
Apr
19
to Apr 20

Petition Against the Atlantic Coast Pipeline

The Atlantic Coast Pipeline is a 600 interstate natural gas transmission pipeline that stretches from fracking sites in West Virginia to Robeson County, North Carolina. The pipeline will effect native ancestrial sites along its path and ends in the town of Prospect which has a population that is 96% native (mostly Lumbee). Dominion, the company responsible for constructing the pipeline, has accrued over $28 million in environmental violation fines since 2010. This pipeline has risks of explosion and leaks.

There will be a petition signing in front of the Pit on Tuesday April 19th and Wednesday April 20th. Please come and sign the petition and learn more about the pipeline and the indigenous people it will effect.

Here is a link to the online petition:
https://www.change.org/p/federal-energy-regulatory-commission-ferc-reject-the-atlantic-coast-pipeline

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The Camp and the Snake: Ethnographic Explorations of #NoDAPL"
Apr
12
4:30 PM16:30

The Camp and the Snake: Ethnographic Explorations of #NoDAPL"

Join WFU's Anthropology Club in welcoming Dr. Dana Powell in her talk titled "The Camp and the Snake: Ethnographic Explorations of #NoDAPL. The resistance to the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) has widely been framed as an "environmental conflict" due to possible threats of oil contamination to the Missouri River. In this talk, Dr. Powell will explore other things at stake for members of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, other Native Nations, and non-Native allies, whose collective actions and private reflections challenge facile understandings of the movement's core refrain, "Water Is Life." Their labor suggests that so-called natural resources are, in this case, entangled with matters of settler colonialism, political difference, and sociocultural survival. Drawing on ethnographic fieldwork and analysis of artwork and digital artifacts, Powell will share and invite comments on this ethnographic work-in-progress. Hope to see you all there!

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Water is Life: Indigenous Resistance at Standing Rock Panel
Apr
7
5:00 PM17:00

Water is Life: Indigenous Resistance at Standing Rock Panel

On April 7 as part of the Equity in Action Conference at Appalachian State University, three members of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians will share stories and insight from their experience as water protectors in Standing Rock, North Dakota. The panelists will explore the significance of the #NoDAPL movement and discuss what comes next in the struggle for indigenous sovereignty and environmental justice. 

The panel is co-sponsored by the Department of Anthropology, Department of Sustainable Development, Native American Student Association, Multicultural Student Development Center, Belk Library, and the College of Arts and Sciences. 

Foe more information, contact Ricki Draper, draperra@appstate.edu or see the fuller program description http://guides.library.appstate.edu/c.php?g=595976&p=4123241

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Stop the Pipeline, Roll Back Pollution Tour
Apr
4
12:00 PM12:00

Stop the Pipeline, Roll Back Pollution Tour

  • Blue Ridge Environmental Defense League (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join Blue Ridge Environmental Defense League and grassroots community chapters up the route of the proposed Atlantic Coast Pipeline and Mountain Vally Pipelines. Each day will highlight efforts from a different grassroots community group fighting back against the pipelines. 

Joining the tour will be Lois Marie Gibbs, known as mother of grassroots organizing who organized her community of Love Canal and evacuated hundreds of families who had been contaminated by toxic waste.  
See her Wikipedia page at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lois_Gibbs

Schedule:

Tuesday (4/4) Cumberland County, NC
Featuring Cumberland county caring voices

Wednesday (4/5) Johnston County, NC
Featuring No Pipeline Johnston County 

Thursday (4/6) Wilson/Nash counties, NC
Featuring Nash Stop the Pipeline and Wilson County No Pipeline

Friday (4/7) Halifax/Northampton, NC
Featuring Concerned Stewards of Hallifax County and Northampton County Citizens Against Coal Ash.

Saturday 4/8) Buckingham County, VA
Featuring Concern for the New Generation and No ACP

Sunday (4/9) Nelson County, VA
Featuring Protect Our Water - POW and Earth Allies

Monday (4/10) Franklin County, VA
Featuring Preserve Franklin County

Tuesday (4/11) Roanoke County, VA
Featuring Preserve Bent MountainPreserve Roanoke, and Citizens Preserving Floyd County -CPFC

Contact information for specific chapters can be found at www.nopipeline.net

*Specific information on each day to be updated over the next week.*

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Info / Action Meeting:Stop the Atlantic Coast Pipeline (Raleigh)
Apr
3
7:00 PM19:00

Info / Action Meeting:Stop the Atlantic Coast Pipeline (Raleigh)

Kyra Moore is an environmental activist with Stop the Pipeline: Atlantic Coast Pipeline. She will share information about the proposed Atlantic Coast Pipeline, a proposed natural gas pipeline that would bring fracked natural gas from WV, through VA, and then run through the northern border of North Carolina to the Southern border of North Carolina. Learn how it will affect you and other North Carolinians and what actions you can take to stop it, and discover contact information for groups you can connect with.

Kyra will guide us through some of those easy action steps during this event. She has small oval "No ACP" bumper stickers, "Stop the Pipeline" yard signs, "Frack Free NC" yard signs, pre-addressed and pre-typed postcards, as well as pre-addressed blank postcards and postcard stamps! She provides the addresses and phone numbers for local, state and federal politicians and for the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. She will help you navigate the FERC Web site to "e-file" your objections and she will have official paper comment forms for those who prefer to write their comments. Kyra will direct you to the most important online petitions and will bring paper petitions you can sign. She will give out literature that you can pass along to your friends including a bulleted list of the 6 most important arguments against this natural gas pipeline and also a calendar of events.

Background:

The ACP is a proposed pipeline that’s costly, unneeded and dangerous. It would be a 42 inch, highly pressurized pipeline starting at the southern end of the Marcellus shale in West Virginia, would take fracked gas extracted in severely impacted communities and move it through VA and 8 counties in NC, ending near Lumberton. Only 18 permanent jobs would be created, only large industries would be able to tap in to the pipeline, and Duke Energy wants ratepayers to pay for this unnecessary project to boot.

Recent studies have shown that: 

1) it’s utility customers who would pay the $5 Billion cost of construction even if the pipeline is under-utilized

2) there’s simply no need for more gas pipelines to the southeast US! 

3) recent, hastily built pipelines have more failures than any pipelines built since before 1940!

Get involved, to protect communities, landowners, utility ratepayers, and the environment!

If possible, bring your laptop.

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Info/Action Meeting: Stop The Atlantic Coast Pipeline (Raleigh)
Apr
2
1:30 PM13:30

Info/Action Meeting: Stop The Atlantic Coast Pipeline (Raleigh)

Kyra Moore is an environmental activist with Stop the Pipeline: Atlantic Coast Pipeline. She will share information about the PROPOSED Atlantic Coast Pipeline, a proposed natural gas pipeline that would bring fracked natural gas from WV, through VA, and then run through the northern border of North Carolina to the Southern border of North Carolina. Learn how it will affect you and other North Carolinians and what actions you can take to stop it, and discover contact information for groups you can connect with.

Kyra will guide us through some of those easy action steps during this event. She has small oval "No ACP" bumper stickers, "Stop the Pipeline" yard signs, "Frack Free NC" yard signs, pre-addressed and pre-typed postcards, as well as pre-addressed blank postcards and postcard stamps! She provides the addresses and phone numbers for local, state and federal politicians and for the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. She will help you navigate the FERC Web site to "e-file" your objections and she will have official paper comment forms for those who prefer to write their comments. Kyra will direct you to the most important online petitions and will bring paper petitions you can sign. She will give out literature that you can pass along to your friends including a bulleted list of the 6 most important arguments against this natural gas pipeline and also a calendar of events.

Background

The ACP is a proposed pipeline that’s costly, unneeded and dangerous. It would be a 42 inch, highly pressurized pipeline starting at the southern end of the Marcellus shale in West Virginia, would take fracked gas extracted in severely impacted communities and move it through VA and 8 counties in NC, ending near Lumberton. Only 18 permanent jobs would be created, only large industries would be able to tap in to the pipeline, and Duke Energy wants ratepayers to pay for this unnecessary project to boot.

Recent studies have shown that: 

1) it’s utility customers who would pay the $5 Billion cost of construction even if the pipeline is under-utilized

2) there’s simply no need for more gas pipelines to the southeast US! 

3) recent, hastily built pipelines have more failures than any pipelines built since before 1940!

Get involved, to protect communities, landowners, utility ratepayers, and the environment!

If possible, bring your laptop.

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Fracking Presentation
Apr
1
10:00 AM10:00

Fracking Presentation

Study of Fracking in North Carolina

The Environmental Issues Team of the League of Women Voters of Orange, Durham and Chatham Counties is hosting a presentation on Fracking in North Carolina, on Saturday April 1, 2017, from 10:00 AM until noon, at the Chapel Hill Public Library.  

The presentation is based on a study conducted by the Moore County League of Women Voters (LWVMC) that includes a discussion of the environmental impact of fracking, data on job creation, and potential costs to local communities. Kathy Berquist and Carolyn Mealing, of the LWVMC, will present and lead a discussion on the results of their thorough study. Come with your questions on the possible impacts of fracking on the environment.

The Chapel Hill Public Library is located at 100 Library Drive in Chapel Hill. The program is free and open to the public. Free parking is available.

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Booth at the Durham Farmers' Market: Stop the Pipeline
Apr
1
9:00 AM09:00

Booth at the Durham Farmers' Market: Stop the Pipeline

We have secured booth space for Stop the Atlantic Coast Pipeline at the Durham Farmers' Market at 501 Foster Street for Sat., Apr. 1. Help us hand out flyers, collect petition signatures and encourage people to complete FERC comment forms, and complete postcards. I am asking for help starting at 9 am; however, the market opens at 7 am if you wish to arrive early. (Also, do not worry if you arrive late -- it is hard to wake up early on a Saturday. Just get there when you can.) Facebook message Kaira More know if you plan to be there.

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Booth at Carrboro Farmers' Market: Stop the Pipeline
Apr
1
8:00 AM08:00

Booth at Carrboro Farmers' Market: Stop the Pipeline

A second booth! Stop the Pipleine has also secured a booth at the Carrboro Farmer's Market. This is an excellent opportunity to hand out flyers, gather petition signatures and hopefully some people will take the time to complete the formal FERC comment form and postcards to their state and federal legislators. The postcards are already addressed and stamped, and the comment form envelopes are already addressed and stamped too! We can probably find a lot more volunteers to help fight against the proposed pipeline. The market opens at 7 am. I know that is early, so if you can get there at 8 am, that would be great. (If you oversleep, better late than never.) Contact Kaira More if you plan to be there.

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Info / Action Meeting: Stop the Atlantic Coast Pipeline (Durham)
Mar
31
6:30 PM18:30

Info / Action Meeting: Stop the Atlantic Coast Pipeline (Durham)

Kyra Moore is an environmental activist with Stop the Pipeline: Atlantic Coast Pipeline. She will share information about the proposed Atlantic Coast Pipeline, a proposed natural gas pipeline that would bring fracked natural gas from WV, through VA, and then run through the northern border of North Carolina to the Southern border of North Carolina. Learn how it will affect you and other North Carolinians and what actions you can take to stop it, and discover contact information for groups you can connect with.

Kyra will guide us through some easy action steps during this event. She has small oval "No ACP" bumper stickers, "Stop the Pipeline" yard signs, "Frack Free NC" yard signs, pre-addressed and pre-typed postcards, as well as pre-addressed blank postcards and postcard stamps! She provides the addresses and phone numbers for local, state and federal politicians and for the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. She will help you navigate the FERC Web site to "e-file" your objections and she will have official paper comment forms for those who prefer to write their comments. Kyra will direct you to the most important online petitions and will bring paper petitions you can sign. She will give out literature that you can pass along to your friends including a bulleted list of the 6 most important arguments against this natural gas pipeline and also a calendar of events.

Background:

The ACP is a proposed pipeline that’s costly, unneeded and dangerous. It would be a 42 inch, highly pressurized pipeline starting at the southern end of the Marcellus shale in West Virginia, would take fracked gas extracted in severely impacted communities and move it through VA and 8 counties in NC, ending near Lumberton. Only 18 permanent jobs would be created, only large industries would be able to tap in to the pipeline, and Duke Energy wants ratepayers to pay for this unnecessary project to boot.

Recent studies have shown that: 

1) it’s utility customers who would pay the $5 Billion cost of construction even if the pipeline is under-utilized

2) there’s simply no need for more gas pipelines to the southeast US! 

3) recent, hastily built pipelines have more failures than any pipelines built since before 1940!

Get involved, to protect communities, landowners, utility ratepayers, and the environment!

If possible, bring your laptop.

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Info/Action Meeting: Stop the Atlantic Coast Pipeline (Raleigh)
Mar
28
7:00 PM19:00

Info/Action Meeting: Stop the Atlantic Coast Pipeline (Raleigh)

Kyra Moore is an environmental activist with Stop the Pipeline: Atlantic Coast Pipeline. She will share information about the PROPOSED Atlantic Coast Pipeline, a proposed natural gas pipeline that would bring fracked natural gas from WV, through VA, and then run through the northern border of North Carolina to the Southern border of North Carolina. Learn how it will affect you and other North Carolinians and what actions you can take to stop it, and discover contact information for groups you can connect with.

Kyra will guide us through some of those easy action steps during this event. She has small oval "No ACP" bumper stickers, "Stop the Pipeline" yard signs, "Frack Free NC" yard signs, pre-addressed and pre-typed postcards, as well as pre-addressed blank postcards and postcard stamps! She provides the addresses and phone numbers for local, state and federal politicians and for the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. She will help you navigate the FERC Web site to "e-file" your objections and she will have official paper comment forms for those who prefer to write their comments. Kyra will direct you to the most important online petitions and will bring paper petitions you can sign. She will give out literature that you can pass along to your friends including a bulleted list of the 6 most important arguments against this natural gas pipeline and also a calendar of events.

Background

The ACP is a proposed pipeline that’s costly, unneeded and dangerous. It would be a 42 inch, highly pressurized pipeline starting at the southern end of the Marcellus shale in West Virginia, would take fracked gas extracted in severely impacted communities and move it through VA and 8 counties in NC, ending near Lumberton. Only 18 permanent jobs would be created, only large industries would be able to tap in to the pipeline, and Duke Energy wants ratepayers to pay for this unnecessary project to boot.

Recent studies have shown that: 

1) it’s utility customers who would pay the $5 Billion cost of construction even if the pipeline is under-utilized

2) there’s simply no need for more gas pipelines to the southeast US! 

3) recent, hastily built pipelines have more failures than any pipelines built since before 1940!

Get involved, to protect communities, landowners, utility ratepayers, and the environment!

If possible, bring your laptop.

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World Water Day Action & Celebration
Mar
22
4:00 PM16:00

World Water Day Action & Celebration

Defund Dapl along with the Indivisible Asheville Environmental Groups and the Women's Action group of Asheville's Environmental Comittee are planning an action for World Water Day, Wednesday March 22, as part of the Water is Life movement. At 4pm we are going to gather with our "Water Is Life" signs and deliver a petition to Duke Energy (at their Asheville Headquarters @ 550 Brevard Road) to address their responsibility to move towards renewable energy in order to ensure Clean Water in our community and avoid a Climate Catastrophe. After delivering the petition, we are going to remain outside the office for around an hour with our signs and then we will head over to the French Broad River Park, a couple of miles away at 180 Amboy Road @ 5:30, for an interfaith water blessing ceremony to acknowledge that Water is Life.  

We will meet under the Pavilion at the French Broad River Park and then walk down to the waters edge. Blessing of our water will be led by Water Protectors with energy carried from Standing Rock. We also hope to have a few representatives from the Cherokee Nation to lead the ceremony since Native Women are the Guardians of water.  
Please contribute to a potluck of healthy snacks as we gather before the ceremony. Families with children welcome. Drums, flute, string instruments and song encouraged!

Find out more about the Water is Life movement www.waterislifemovement.com

The petition will be circulating at Indivisible Asheville & The Women's Action group of Asheville. It can also be printed from this page in order to be circulated in other public & private groups and brought to the Duke Energy Office on the World Water Day! We hope to have 500+ signatures.

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Water is Life: BLM, #noDAPL, and Environmental Justice
Mar
21
3:30 PM15:30

Water is Life: BLM, #noDAPL, and Environmental Justice

What do people mean when they say, "water is life"? What do the Black Lives Matter and Dakota Access Pipeline movements have to do with one another or with Duke Energy? What lies ahead for environmental justice in 2017? Come join a distinguished group of scholars and activists as they discuss the environmental justice movement—globally, nationally, in North Carolina, and here at WSSU.

Panelists:
Dr. Kyle Mays, postdoctoral fellow in History, the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill
Danielle Purifoy, PhD candidate at the Nicholas School of the Environment, Duke University
Rev. Dr. Rodney Sadler, Associate Professor of Bible at Union Presbyterian Seminary

Moderator: Dr. Corey Walker, Dean of the College of Arts, Sciences, Business and Education, Winston-Salem State University

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DAPL, ACP: How We Fight Back: Fayetteville
Mar
13
7:00 PM19:00

DAPL, ACP: How We Fight Back: Fayetteville

Proposed oil and natural gas projects are popping up all over the countryside, forcing their way into our communities. How do we fight back against some of the largest companies in the world? 

Come out to this FREE, educational event: "DAPL, ACP: How We Fight Back" to learn more about widespread issues related to oil and natural gas projects, as well as what you can do on a local scale.

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