Last Call for Fracking Comments – Sept 30th!

North Carolina Chapter Sierra Club


Thousands of North Carolinians showed up and spoke up during public hearings on fracking this summer. But we need you to speak up too!

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Click here to let the Mining and Energy Commission (MEC) know that the proposed rules do not do enough to protect our communities and water supplies!

The legislature promised that North Carolina would have the strongest fracking rules in the country; however, the proposed rules are far from acceptable. The MEC’s proposed rules would allow for fracking permits to be issued without a clear solution for safely disposing of wastewater from fracking operations. 

The only way the MEC will add protections and standards for toxic wastewater is if enough people send in comments urging them to address this missing part of the rules.

This is why we need YOU to stand up for strong protections from fracking for North Carolina – click here to submit your comment to the MEC today!

Together, we’ll make sure the MEC realizes that North Carolinians expect rules that are the strongest in the country.

Click here to send in your comments today!

Thanks for all that you do,

Jacquie Ayala

Associate Organizer for the NC Sierra Club


P.S. – The public comment period closes on Sept. 30, so send in your comments today to make sure the MEC knows that North Carolinians truly deserve the best rules in the country!

Sept 26, Final Day to Take Action – Save the NC Red Wolf

Friday, Sept 26th, is the final day to submit comments!

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The only wild red wolves left are in Eastern North Carolina.  The only reason we have any at all is because the Red Wolf Recovery Program was started in the late 1980’s to help bring these wolves back from extinction. Friday, Sept 12, is the final day to submit comments!

Right now the US Fish & Wildlife Service is evaluating the whether or not to continue the program and we need you to speak up for the program and for the wolves!

Please email your comments of support, but the comment window ends on Friday!

Click here to learn more and how you can send your comments online!

Thanks for taking the time to speak up for the red wolf.  This beautiful creature almost went extinct once already. We cannot let it happen again!

Thanks for all that you do,

Zak Keith

Lead Organizer for the NC Sierra Club

P.S. – The deadline to submit comments and protect the red wolves is this Friday! Click here to send in your comments now before it’s too late!

The New Climate Movement Has Begun – Be a Part of the Change!

The People’s Climate March has ended but the real March to Change has just begun.

This is our moment in history to create a Movement.

Take some form of action everyday and every week until we have the change we seek.

Start today!

Here’s how the new Climate Change Movement has begun….


We said it would take everyone to change everything — and everyone came.

With world leaders coming to New York City for a landmark summit on climate change, people around the world took to the streets to demand action to end the climate crisis.

Now, more than ever, we are a big, beautiful, unified movement. We are coming together around the world like never before to demand a brighter and more just future for everyone.

This wrap-up is just a snapshot of how profound and important the People’s Climate Mobilization was.

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I couldn’t go to the People’s Climate March. What can I do to take action?

I couldn’t go to the People’s Climate March. What can I do to take action?

There are lots of things! Today, right now, tell President Obama that you want the promises kept and to act on the Climate Crisis!

BREAKING: President Obama calls on world leaders to act on climate.

Take action!

Take action now to support strong international climate leadership!

BIG NEWS: President Obama just finished speaking to the United Nations about climate change and you’re going to want to see what he had to say.

In a speech at the UN Climate Summit in New York, the president announced new actions that the US will take in confronting climate change and climate impacts at home and abroad. He laid out the shared responsibilities of all nations, and committed the United States to ambitious next steps.

Tell President Obama that America is ready for him to follow through on the promises he made today.

The president called on the assembled world leaders to act, saying, “Our citizens keep marching, we cannot pretend we cannot hear them. We have to answer the call.”

And he’s right — the People’s Climate March drew 400,000 people to the streets of New York City before today’s historic meeting of the United Nations. Those voices calling for climate justice and clean energy got the world’s attention. They set the stage for President Obama’s announcement today.

In his speech, the president said:
– America will meet our goals on reducing greenhouse gas emissions
– We will set ambitious reduction targets on the table for next year’s UN climate meeting
– That all of the world’s major economies have a responsibility to do the same

Take action now to make sure that these promises become reality. Send the president 50,000 messages by midnight so he’ll know America is ready to lead.

When world leaders meet again next year in Paris, they’ll remember the president’s speech today and they’ll remember the huge energy of the People’s Climate March on Sunday. It’s up to you to make sure they’ll also remember that America is ready to keep its climate promises.

Michael Brune
Sierra Club Executive Director

Solarize Salisbury-Rowan Kickoff – Oct 2

Here’s an announcement about another Solarize program! This movement is  sweeping across North Carolina. All the best on this launch!!

Dear Friends,

I want to personally invite you to the launch of our new and exciting program called “Solarize Salisbury-Rowan” held in partnership with SmartPower. Please join us to learn how this campaign can help our community go solar.

Solarize Salisbury-Rowan Kick-Off 
Lee Street Theatre 
329 N. Lee Street, Salisbury 
Thursday, October 2 
5:00 pm to 7:00 pm

We are excited to have Brian F. Keane, President of SmartPower and author of Green Is Good: Save Money, Make Money, and Help Your Community Profit from Clean Energy to start the brief program portion of the event at 6:00 pm. Lane Wallace, Community Outreach Manager for Solarize Salisbury-Rowan, and I will then give a short highlight of the 12-week Solarize campaign that will make it easy for homeowners and businesses to go solar and to learn about the significant financial savings.

At the event, we’ll be able to tell you if your home is a good candidate for solar. We have reached a point now where it is not how much it will cost if you do install solar, but instead how much you will lose if you don’t.
Bring a friend or two and come enjoy our celebration and opportunity to network, to learn and simply have a good time!  Although the campaign is named Solarize Salisbury-Rowan, anyone from this region is invited to the event and to participate.

Life Size, a talented band with its root in the music department at Catawba College, will provide some great music. A cash bar and some light hors d’oeuvres will be available.

Please register for this event at:  CenterForTheEnvironment.
Hope to see you there!
John E. Wear, Ph.D.
Executive Director
Center for the Environment at Catawba College
2300 West Innes Street
Salisbury, North Carolina 28144