There are several action opportunities this week, starting today! We have another pipeline that needs to be STOPPED!
August 3, Call in Day to NC Department of Environmental Quality and Gov. Cooper to DENY the 401 water permit for MVP Southgate!
TODAY! Tell DEQ Sec. Michael Regan and Gov. Cooper that climate leaders do not build unnecessary and dangerous pipelines. Deny the 401 water permit and protect the beautiful Haw River watershed!
Sec. Regan, 919-707-8600, [email protected]
Gov. Cooper, 919-814-2000 (you may need to call several times before getting through) or send an email:
You can also submit your comments by August 8 using this link.
Here’s a link with talking points.
August 3, Moral Monday Digital March
TODAY! Join the Poor Peoples Campaign online at 3:30 pm for a Moral Monday Digital March to Stop McConnell’s Misery, Meanness, & Mayhem, as we gather to honor the dead from Covid 19 and flood the phones of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to push for a full and just relief package! RSVP here and join the livestream here.
While the Atlantic Coast Pipeline has been cancelled, (YEAH!) there are still things to watch closely.  (Thanks to Rachel Velez for these details and tips!)
TODAY! We have until 5 pm today to submit comments to FERC regarding Dominion’s following requests:

1) extending the timeline by one year for the ACP stand down
2) extending the timeline by two years for completing the Supply Header Project

Some key points:
– Dominion requested a one-year extension for construction activities, which it asserts may be necessary for abandoning and restoring ACP project areas.
– It is not clear why Dominion wants to complete the Supply Header Project, as that pipeline was intended to feed the fracked gas into the ACP

This Recorder link highlights some very important talking points from SELC, including information on how to submit comments.

How to submit your comments:
1. Visit
2. Click ‘eFile’ in the right sidebar under Quick Links
3. You’ll see a box with 3 columns. In the first column, click “General”
4. In the second column, click “Comment on (Filing, Environ. Report, or Tech Conf)”
5. Click “Next” in the bottom right
6. Enter ACP’s docket number in the space: CP15-554 space and click Search. Then select Atlantic Coast Pipeline and click next.
7. Select the file you want to upload with your comments. Then click Upload, then click next.
8. If you are filing as Individual, select that circle. If you are filing on behalf of your organization, select that circle. Type your organization’s name in the search box, click search, and select the name of your organization.
9. Enter your email address. Click “add as signer”, then click next
10. You can either edit the description of your comment or leave the auto-generated one. Click next
11. Review information and click “Submit”
**Be on the lookout on social media on Tuesday for messaging to call Senators Burr and Tillis to include supporting #noshutoffs of utilities in the next stimulus bill.
Fed Up Food Distribution. Fed Up is about solidarity, not charity. Workers and community members are coming together to support each other, gain a deeper understanding of the current crisis, and take action in the fight for economic, racial and social justice.  In collaboration with Fight for $15 and Carolina Jews for Justice, the Triangle Circle of the NC Poor People’s Campaign has been organizing Fed Up, a food drive in Durham that brings people together to fight for dignity. We distribute fresh produce and cleaning supplies every other Friday. The next distribution day is August 7. Sign up to volunteer here. Check out this great video of the work of Fed Up.
A Green New Deal for Durham. Progressive priorities for environmental sustainability and justice in the Bull City.
We are a coalition of neighbors, community advocates, and nonprofit organizations, coming together to reimagine a greener and more sustainable Durham. Please take a few minutes to tell us your priorities and vision.  More information about the coalition here. Fill out this questionnaire, What is your vision for a Green New Deal Durham..
We know the election this year is critical. Check out this article N.C. BOARD OF ELECTIONS: Statement about absentee ballot security and learn 12 reasons why absentee by-mail voting is safe and secure in North Carolina. Let’s get more climate leaders elected!
THANKS so much for taking action! Take care of yourselves!