Just got this heads-up in the (e)mail:
We have some breaking good news on North Carolina's response to the Gulf oil disaster and an urgent request for you to contact your state representative in the next 24 hours.
A House committee in the state legislature just passed a bill (S836) which would:
- ensure that oil companies like BP are fully liable for damage to our state from offshore oil spills, including if oil from the Gulf of Mexico disaster hits NC beaches,
- require the state to have an updated plan to respond to the possibility of oil reaching North Carolina beaches this summer, and
- strengthen state law to prevent an offshore drilling catastrophe off North Carollina's coast.
This legislation is headed for a final House vote tomorrow, so please send a quick message to your state representative to vote YES for S836