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, air and water quality, and responsible development. We encourage clean energy action by our local governments and the state. We support increased use of renewables by Duke Energy. Key water and air quality issues include PFAS and factory farm animal waste. We support environmentally responsible, resilient local development. Environmental justice helps inform our advocacy.
Contact Beth Hansen or Sharon Valentine
Goals for 2023-2023
Advocate for more clean energy statewide.
· Advocate for implementation of the 2021 energy bill, HB 951, including an effective and equitable carbon plan from the NC Utilities Commission.
Monitor clean energy actions of the City of Wilmington and advocate through the Clean Energy Advisory Committee, as needed.
Advocate for environmentally and economically responsible development in the Lower Cape Fear region.
· Oppose major development in floodplain areas such as the west back of the Cape Fear River.
· Support Eagles Island Nature Park.
Coordinate with the NC Coastal Federation to assess the need for education and advocacy on Wilmington Port proposal to deepen the channel.
Explore opportunities to support environmental justice initiatives.
Respond to local and regional environmental issues as they arise.
Cape Fear River Watch www.capefearriverwatch.org
NC Coastal Federation www.nccoast.org
Brunswick Environmental Action Team www.bcbeat.org
Statewide Resource Organizations:
NC Conservation Network www.ncconservationnetwork.org
CleanAIRE NC www.cleanairenc.org
The Environmental Action Team meets on the third Wednesday of the month at 10am
We welcome visitors and new members.
Would you like further information? Add your name to email list?
Contact Beth Hansen, Chair, or Sharon Valentine, Vice-Chair.