Last Call for Fracking Comments – Sept 30th!

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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

10 Buses, Hundreds of North and South Carolinians Attend Historic People’s Climate March

Thanks to Becky Bereiter and the TWC news team for seeing us off to New York City and the People’s Climate March as we joined 400,000 folks calling for Climate Action and Climate Justice!! Check back on our website for more national AND rider coverage!

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Hundreds of North Carolinians Headed to NYC for People’s Climate March

CHARLOTTE — Hundreds of North Carolinians left for New York City Saturday night to take part in what is being called the largest march in history addressing climate change.

More than 100,000 people from around the country are expected at Sunday’s People’s Climate March.

The event comes ahead of next week’s United Nations Climate Summit. World leaders will gather to focus on efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and strengthen climate resilience.

“I think people are starting to see the severe storms, the flooding, the excess heat, and it’s starting to impact people’s pocketbooks,” said Bill Gupton of the North Carolina Sierra Club. “We have the have the same kind of movement we had with the civil rights movement and the labor movement.”

President Barack Obama is scheduled to speak at the summit. He is expected to urge his fellow heads of state to be as ambitious as possible as they negotiate a complicated, global treaty to reduce emissions. The treaty is set to be finalized in 2015.

Demonstrators hope Sunday’s March will help apply public pressure.

“They’re going to see it in the streets and they’re going to realize that this is not just an academic issue,” said Alan Harwick of Greensboro. “This is something that’s affecting real people now, and I think the march will show that.”

Other demonstrations are planned around the world in Delhi, Jakarta, and Rio de Janeiro. The UN Climate Summit is Tuesday.