Result

Protecting N.C. from fracking

We’ve been on the debate’s frontline as oil and gas companies push to drill in the rural Piedmont, near the Deep River. Thanks to support from thousands of our members and supporters, we helped convince Gov. Bev Perdue to veto a dangerous pro-fracking bill — and won enough votes in the Legislature to derail the legislation.

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Preserving our Blue Ridge landscape

Driving along the Blue Ridge Parkway, you can scan the horizon and see thousands of acres protected by open space preservation programs that our staff and members have supported and defended. And as lawmakers threaten funds for these programs, we’ll keep fighting to defend the Blue Ridge’s natural beauty.

Result

At 54.5 mpg, a big step forward.

Americans will consume less oil, create less smog and cut our global warming emissions, thanks to Clean Cars rules we helped implement in 14 states. Those state victories paved the way for President Obama to announce new nationwide clean car standards in 2011, which amount to the single biggest step this country has taken to end our addiction to oil and tackle global warming.

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Promoting Offshore Wind

North Carolina has incredible potential for offshore wind—more than any other state along the Atlantic Coast.  Fortunately, the Obama Administration has recently begun moving forward to lease appropriate land off the state’s shores for wind power, and even has the backing of Gov. Pat McCrory.  We’ve recruited and mobilized thousands of Tar Heels to support these steps.

Result

Building greener in North Carolina.

New homes and businesses will use up to onethird less energy under new standards approved by a state council and adopted by the General Assembly — a decision based in part on our research and advocacy. The strengthened standards will deliver savings for owners and reduce pollution in the air we breathe.

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