The folks at NO OLF are energized by all the new conversations taking place, and are ready for the fight ahead. One specific action they want to take is to get legislation through the General Assembly in the form of a resolution that would call on the Navy to drop Site C from their considered set. The legislators they've talked with need a draft bill.
If you or someone you know is familiar with the protocol here, would you please help us out? Here are the essential ingredients:
Protecting Family Farms and the Environment
WHEREAS the United States Navy is seeking to locate an outlying landing field in Washington County (Site C),
AND WHEREAS the United States Navy was found to have misrepresented the facts and reverse-engineered its Environmental Impact Statement to make it appear that Site C was an ideal choice,
AND WHEREAS United States Air Force experts in bird strike analysis have reported that Site C is not a suitable location for the Navy's training needs,
AND WHEREAS the US Government has placed a gag order on US Fish and Wildlife experts from telling the truth about the threats the landing field would create on the environment,
AND WHEREAS Site C is located adjacent to a National Wildlife Refuge that serves as a wintering location for 80,000 tundra swans and snow geese,
AND WHEREAS a landing field at Site C would destroy hundreds of North Carolina family farms,
AND WHEREAS there are many alternative sites, some already owned by the military, that are more suitable for the Navy's training needs,
AND WHEREAS a landing field on Site C would remove 33,000 acres of farmland from the property tax roles in one of North Carolina's poorest counties,
AND WHEREAS a landing field would stimulate virtually no economic development, but would rather make Washington County less attractive for homebuyers and businesses,
BE IT NOW THEREFORE RESOLVED that the North Carolina General Assembly calls on the United States Navy to eliminate Site C from further consideration as an outlying landing field,
AND BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the North Carolina General Assembly calls on North Carolina's US Congressional delegation to direct the United States Navy to eliminate Site C from further consideration,
AND BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that North Carolina General Assembly calls on the US House of Representatives to eliminate any and all funding for the United States Navy to pursue the acquisition of land and any other investments related to Site C.
Please, please help us get this into proper form so it can be shared with representatives in the NC House and Senate immediately. Thanks.