Mark your calendars and join us for Rivers on Raleigh: Rally Against the ACP!

Wednesday, July 26, 10:30-11:30 am
249 N. Blount Street, Raleigh
We’ll rally across the street from the Governor’s Mansion.
Bring your kayak, signs, voices, inner tubes, and life jackets!

Our message to Govenor Cooper: The Atlantic Coast Pipeline would cut through the heart of eastern North Carolina, crossing many major rivers, hundreds of tributaries and feeder streams, and destroy over 600 acres of wetlands. These waters are home to fragile ecosystems and endangered species, many found only in North Carolina. These same waters lead to an already imperiled estuary and many are the source of drinking water for communities. We don’t want the Atlantic Coast Pipeline! We will also thank Governor Cooper for signing on with other governors, pledging to uphold the Paris Climate agreement. If he supports the Paris Agreement, he can not approve of more fossil fuel infrastructures in NC!! This will be a respectful, peaceful event!!
The Facebook event page link. Help spread the word!!
There is metered street parking, 1-2 hour street parking, or the nearby NC Museum/Government Center Parking lot here. 

One last reminder about the Public Comment Against Seismic Testing! The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration published a notice to the federal registrar June 6, 2017 alerting the public to a 30-day comment period in response to proposed seismic blasting in the Atlantic from Delaware to Florida. The deadline to comment was extended to JULY 21st, this Friday! If you haven’t sent in your comments yet, there is still time! The Don’t Drill NC page will help you with details on how you can comment, and specifically what types of comments are needed.

There are two Atlantic Coast Pipeline Public Hearings on Water /Wetland 401 Permits. The hearing in Fayetteville took place last night. The second one takes place tomorrow night. 
July 20: Rocky Mount, 6:00 – 9:00 pm, Nash Community College, Brown Auditorium, 522 N. Old Carriage Rd. 
Here’s a link with talking points to use for your comments about the proposed Atlantic Coast Pipeline hearing on water impacts.
If you aren’t able to attend the public hearings in person, written comments may be submitted no later than 5 p.m. on August 19, 2017. Mail written comments to: 401 Permitting, 1617 Mail Service Center, Raleigh, NC, 27699-1617. Written comments may also be submitted via email to: [email protected] (include “ACP” in the email’s subject line).
July 27 Stories Happen in Forests: A Live Storytelling Event, 6-9 pm, Motorco, 723 Rigsbee Ave, Durham
Join Dogwood Alliance at Motorco on July 27th, for an evening of storytelling and community-building in the spirit of forest protection and community justice. The night will feature 10 true, personal stories.
Thanks to those of you who will take the time to share your comments about seismic testing and water impacts from the proposed ACP!!