As if the coal ash spill wasn’t enough in Eden wasn’t enough, The Waterkeeper Alliance documents as Duke Energy purposefully pumps coal ash into the Cape Fear during “routine maintenance.”
Watch The Video With Rachel Maddow Here: http://waterkeeper.org/2014/03/21/waterkeeper-on-maddow/
Rally Tomorrow March 31st:
**Important Announcement! The Moral Monday Town Hall has been rescheduled to March 31st due to bad weather predictions. Please spread the word.**
Monday, March 31, 2014 – 6:00 pm
United in Christ Ministries Church
211 N. Oakland Ave. Eden, NC 27288
RSVP on the Facebook event.
The NC NAACP and the Forward Together Moral Movement will join with health and environmental experts to discuss the dangerous consequences of the Dan River spill and of coal ash ponds on our economy, environment, and health.
NC Residents to Call on Gov. McCrory and Duke Energy to Come Clean on Coal Ash
Toxic coal ash from one of Duke Energy’s 32 toxic coal ash lagoons has poisoned the Dan River. Now is the time to finally come clean. Gov. Pat McCrory’s administration should stop treating polluters as “partners” and “customers.” Duke Energy must clean up the Dan River and all of its toxic coal ash lagoons — at no cost to taxpayers or electricity ratepayers. McCrory must protect our water supplies. Gov. McCrory must also come clean on his own personal financial ties to Duke Energy by disclosing the value of his Duke Energy stock. Learn more [ http://www.ncwarn.org/?s=McCrory ] about McCrory’s conflict of interest. Concerned North Carolina citizens will rally tomorrow in front of the Governor’s Mansion in favor of clean water and clean government. Wear blue if possible! Who: NC WARN, Greenpeace, ProgressNC Action, Action NC, Clean Water NC, North Carolina Students for Climate Action, the Rogers-Eubanks Neighborhood Association, and a coalition of concerned environmental, social justice and good government activists [ http://www.ncwarn.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/sharkad.png ]
What: Protest, rally and press conference When: Wednesday, March 5 Rally at 4:45 pm Press conference at 5pm Where: Across the street from the Governor’s Mansion 200 N. Blount St. Raleigh, NC 27601 For more information: Nick Wood — firstname.lastname@example.org [ mailto:email@example.com ] or 919-616-0889
February 24, 2014
UPDATE the cost of the BB for 2 months space & plus the vinyl and work putting it up the grand total is $1200 . Every Dollar donated goes to the sign , 100% . Donate to BREDL online here.
We need your help with our Billboard Fund .Lee Co NC say No to fracking , Cumnock Preservation Association are the Lee Co branch just one of many branches in NC working with BREDL.org . Continue reading
Contact NC Wildlife Resources Commission and tell them to ban hunting for coyotes in Red Wolf Territory, especially at night-time when they cannot be distinguished from endangered red wolves!
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Director’s phone: 919-707-0151, Gordon Myers
Fewer than 100 red wolves remain in the wild. And if we don’t act soon they will continue to be shot and killed.
In the past year alone, 14 red wolves have met untimely deaths in the North Carolina woodlands where they are making their last stand. The most recent victim – a radio-collared wolf found shot to death only last month – is the seventh to die from bullet wounds.
And the bloodshed could escalate dramatically if North Carolina state officials continue to permit hunting for coyotes in red wolves’ tiny habitat – including hunting with spotlights at night. Smaller than gray wolves, these wolves are barely larger than coyotes, and share coyotes’ coloring.
It’s hard to distinguish between a coyote and a red wolf under ideal conditions. At night, it’s all but impossible.
Defenders’ legal team is fighting to stop coyote hunting in red wolf territory. A legal ruling is expected in the coming months. Read the North Carolina lawsuit here. Continue reading
from Profane Existence
This interview was conducted over email by Comrade Black. Information on upcoming tour dates can be found at the end of the interview.
PE: For those unfamiliar with your past, could you introduce yourself?
YES SIR, INMATE #03895-000…oh wait, sorry, old habits…
Hi my name is rod and I’m from the desert southwest, but live in the great lakes bioregion now. I’ve spent my life fighting for the earth and animals and have just finished a 5 year period of federal supervision that prevented me from being involved in environmentalism or animal issues. I’ve spent a total of 6 years in prison for actions related to the protection of animals, and am now moving forward in my life with new strategies and tactics, that are both effective and legal. Though I walked a controversial and radical path, I no longer advocate illegal activity. That’s a personal decision that I made before with very intense personal consequences, so I’m not doing that anymore. I’m doing what a lot of people are doing now, and that’s struggling to find a way to help stop some horribly violent federal and state policies that currently are allowing for the killing of wolves and other wildlife.
PE: What have you been doing these last 7 years while on probation? Other than helping wolves, what else are you doing these days with your life?
Trying like hell to stay out of prison. When you’ve made a mark for yourself like I have in the law enforcement community, it gets real easy to get back into trouble. So I did what I had to do, I severed allcontacts with the activist world, didn’t email, phone, write or do any social media with anyone with an activist past history and just worked my job at a brewery where I’m a server. I also was a big part of my children’s lives. I wasn’t in prison. I was a present father, raising children, teaching them to love life and nature. Loving life myself. I went kayaking when I could. We played in lakes and rivers, camped. I did what Geronimo and others like him had to do when they were forced to surrender and live on the rez. I will still be a father, but now ts time to stand up for the wild once again. Continue reading