Rally to Protect NC's Fracking Moratorium - Raleigh, NC
North Carolina's fracking moratorium is in jeopardy! Join us in Raleigh on Tuesday, March 19, to protect North Carolina from fracking.
We already know that fracking is inherently unsafe, especially in North Carolina because of our specific geology. It's just too risky to the water we drink, the air we breathe, the communities we love and the climate we depend on.
Last year, fracking became legal in North Carolina, but there is a two-year moratorium in place so that legislators can learn more about fracking before deciding whether to actually grant drilling permits. Now, even that fragile protection is at risk. A bill (SB76) in the General Assembly right now would automatically lift the moratorium in 2015 without another vote, regardless of what our legislators learn about fracking in the meantime.
This isn't right! With a process as dangerous as fracking, North Carolina citizens should have every opportunity to stop it, especially if new information comes to light in the next two years. Join us at the rally to help uphold the fracking moratorium.
We look forward to seeing you there! And make sure you bring a friend!
Date: Time: 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Address: Plaza across the street from the General Assembly Building
16 W. Jones St. Raleigh, NC 27601 United States
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Here is a link to a new ad that is currently running in several markets in North Carolina. Thanks to Clean Water for North Carolina for producing this ad!
Thank you to all the chefs and restaurants, sponsors and attendees at the 10th Annual Taste of Coastal Carolina! Click here to read more about the event.
This Just In: The votes have been tallied and ..........
WE MADE THE TOP 20!
Thank you for your vote for RiverKids! We'll be providing updates as soon as we get more details.
Our NRF RiverKids Program has been approved for a chance to receive funding through Give for Youth Challenge. The top 20 out of 129 submissions will be featured and will be eligible for up to $100,000 in public funding and matching grants from Microsoft. We need your help spreading the word so that the NRF will be able to continue and expand our RiverKids program to secure the future of environmental stewardship and advocacy in the Neuse River Basin. Please share / forward this information with all your contacts, co-workers, friends, family, and social channels (Facebook, Twitter, etc.)
A big Thank You! to Big Boss Brewery, each band, the food trucks and other vendors, raffle item donors, volunteers and all of our supporters for what was an absolutely successful and fun event on February 10th. Click here to see a documentary produced about the event by our good friend and videographer Niki Morock!
Check out the terrific Neuse River paddling article here with beautiful photos written by Paul and Amber of Everyone's Travel Club - If you're out and about on Falls Lake, the Neuse River, Trent River, Contentnea Creek or other areas of the river basin and want to share your photos and stories please contact us at email@example.com. We'd love to post them for everyone to enjoy!
Photo by Hilary Andrews
Are you an educator looking for ways to stimulate science learning in your classroom? Does this student's recent comment inspire you?
"My favorite project at Exploris was our Environmental Challenge project! It made me feel like I wasn't just doing a tri-fold board on deforestation I was actually able to go out and make a REAL difference. It gave me the confidence to feel like I was changing the world"
Read more about this Neuse RIVERKEEPER Foundation program and how we can help you here!
FrackFree NC goes live! The alliance of NC organizations working against fracking in NC has launched a website: Go to http://www.frackfreenc.org/ to learn more and sign the petition.