We took the time to go to one of the only two public meetings about the recent DENR report on fracking for NC. It was held at East Chapel Hill High School. Thankfully, people opposed to fracking drastically outnumbered the supporters. The level of intelligence was through the roof when it came to speakers. Soil experts, doctors, even a former geologist who studied nuclear waste impacts: they all say DON'T DO IT.
But it was the folks who traveled here from fracking states that made the biggest statement about how bad things get...they're living a nightmare and they came to let us know about it. Really good turnout. Let's hope it helps when the state is deciding whether or not to lift the ban on fracking.
What is the best way to make change when you feel strongly about something?
Start from the ground floor! Thanks to encouragement from a very knowledgeable & informative friend, we put our grown up pants on and attended our first precinct meeting for our Democratic party. I was mainly there to submit a resolution to ban fracking...which was already on the agenda...and it passed! But we also learned more about Amendment One...which sounds simple but is actually very complicated & scary...and the resolution to oppose that amendment passed as well!
How did we get info? Well, we went to our county's Democratic Party site which listed all the meetings and tons of other info. For example, we live in Chatham County so here's our site: http://www.chathamdemsnc.net/
Date: Wednesday, March 14 Time: 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Where: Cary
We refuse to let our precious rural landscapes become scarred by fracking, or the drinking water that serves 200,000 to become tainted — and we have a plan to convince state leaders to maintain North Carolina's prohibition on fracking. Join us on March 14 to learn how we can make a difference on this campaign.
The most surprising thing about the threat of hydraulic fracturing ﴾“fracking”) is how many people are unaware of the danger, and it’s already happening in 34 states! It has been described as possibly the largest health experiment in U.S. history, yet most people have no idea what I’m talking about if I bring up the subject in conversation. I’ve never been an activist or someone who is obsessive about politics. I am just a person who loves my tiny little plot of land. I appreciate my trees and wildlife. I simply want to have clean water for myself, my family, my friends, and my pets.
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