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ACTION: Speak Out Against Weak Mercury Controls!

From the NC Conservation Network:

North Carolina has a growing mercury problem: NC is in the top ten in the country in mercury emissions, 22 types of fish are under a state consumption advisory due to mercury contamination, and 20% of NC women who asked to be tested had unsafe levels of mercury in their bodies. Now is the time for NC to stop mercury emissions at the number one source: our coal-fired power plants. The solution is within reach: 90% reductions by 2010 for all coal plants.

Take Action: Speak out against the weak mercury controls proposed by the state’s Environmental Management Commission. The EMC will hold two more public hearings, at which citizens will have 3 minutes to speak.

June 1, 7pm in Raleigh :
The Archdale Building, Ground Floor Hearing Room, 512 N. Salisbury St., Raleigh, NC 27604.

June 8, 7pm in Winterville :
Pitt Community College, Lessie Building, Room 143, 1986 Pitt Tech Rd., Winterville, NC 28590.

Talking Points are available.

Can’t make it to public hearings? Through June 30, comments can be emailed to the EMC {encode=”” title=”c/o Thomas Allen”}

If you have staff, members, activists, or community leaders, who will be attending one or more of the hearings, please {encode=”” title=”let Peter Walz know”}.




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