Take Action!

It takes an active community to form good environmental policies on all levels of government and safeguard against projects or policies that will ultimately do more harm than good for the Tar-Pamlico River and those who reside in its watershed. Check back frequently to see what you can do to maintain a high quality of life for all citizens residing and visiting the Tar-Pamlico River watershed.

 


New! Please Sign Our Petition to Stop the Martin Marietta Materials Open Pit Mine In Beaufort County Until Further Study & Discussion

Tell Gov. Perdue and Sec. of DENR Dee Freeman that you oppose the issuance of any state permit for the proposed mine in Beaufort County until the company has adequately analyzed the impacts of the mine. The state should hold 1 or more public hearings so that impacted individuals, stakeholders and communities can voice their concerns and have their questions answered. Read more and sign the petition.

Prescription Drug Take Back Day- October 29
NC Waterkeepers will partner with Safe Kids NC, substance abuse coalitions and local police and /sheriff departments to collect unused or expired prescription and over the counter medicines on Saturday, October 29th. Read more.

Congressional Dirty Water Act Passes the House Polluters Wish list included in House Budget
House majority declares all out attack on the public's right to clean water, breathable air, and our children's health. Read more.

Call your US Senator and urge them to Vote "NO" to Dirty Water
Contact Senators Hagan and Burr today and urge them to oppose HR 2018 (aka Dirty
Water Act).

Prescription Drug Take Back Day- October 29
NC Waterkeepers will partner with Safe Kids NC, substance abuse coalitions and local police and /sheriff departments to collect unused or expired prescription and over the counter medicines on Saturday, October 29th. Details: Operation Medicine Drop

Contact Senator Kay Hagan
Contact Senator Richard Burr

Additional Resources
Waterkeeper Alliance Letter to US Senators (PDF)

 


Contact your US Representative and Tell them to Vote "NO" to HR 2584
Please call your Representative and tell her or him to vote NO on HR 2584 and on all the dirty water and air riders being considered.

 

To Contact your U.S. Representative call 202-224-3121 or go to www.house.gov to locate their Washington DC office numbers and emails. If your Member of Congress is voting against the dirty water bills and riders please remember to thank them!

Additional Resources
Comprehensive Fact Sheet on anti-environmental riders in House Interior-Environment Appropriations Bill (Defenders of Wildlife) (PDF)

 

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