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NEPA has protected WNC’s communities and environment for almost 50 years. Now it’s under attack. Defend NEPA today. >>more
The latest on the proposed constitutional amendments, $3 million for landslide hazard mapping in WNC and funding for a whirling disease study from the NC General Assembly.
The National Environmental Policy Act, or NEPA, is such a basic part of our lives that we usually don’t even think about it. It’s NEPA that allows everyday people to comment on the Forest Service’s Nantahala-Pisgah Forests Management Plan, or to know the costs and impacts of projects like the I-26 expansion before they occur. The White House Council on Environmental Quality is proposing revisions to NEPA that will undo the core principles of the act. Act now by submitting a public comment to defend NEPA here.
Despite overwhelming grassroots opposition to this bill, the legislature voted to override Cooper’s veto of SB711. Below is a list of WNC legislators and how they voted on the override. We encourage you to take a moment to see how your lawmaker voted on this critical issue. And a big thanks to all of you who helped us mobilize support against this bill – we hope you will continue to join us in speaking up for WNC’s environment and the health of the people who live here.