Environmental Action Team
LWVLCF Webinar May 16, 2022 Over Exposed & Under Studied: The Fight to Understand Our PFAS Exposures & What It Means for Our Long-Term Health
LWVLCF webinar January 19, 2022: The Opportunity for Offshore Wind in NC presented by Co-founding members of the Offshore Wind for North Carolina Coalition, Greg Andeck of Audubon North Carolina and Jaime Simmons of the Southeastern Wind Coalition
Environment Action Team webinar March 17, 2021: Hog Industry of Southeast NC presented by Dr. Len Bull
LWVLCF webinar December 2, 2020: 2021 Environmental Challenges and Opportunities in NC presented by Lisa Sorg, NC Policy Watch Environmental Reporter
The purpose of the Environment Action Team is to monitor local, regional, and state environmental issues and act when needed. We educate our members and others on key issues and coordinate advocacy. We partner with local and state environmental organizations to share their expertise with our members and to identify issues needing advocacy.
Our current focus areas are climate change and air and water quality. We encourage clean energy action by our local governments and the state, including steps to implement the 2019 NC Clean Energy Plan. We support increased use of renewables by Duke Energy. Water and air quality issues we follow closely include GenX and PFAS in the Cape Fear River, offshore seismic testing and oil drilling, factory farm animal waste, and methyl bromide emissions. Environmental justice is an important component of our advocacy. We respond to a variety of local and regional environmental issues as they arise.
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Goals for 2021-2022