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URGENT ACTION NEEDED IN ROCKINGHAM COUNTY - Disapproval Bills have been introduced in the N.C. House and Senate for the Mining and Energy Commission's (MEC) inadequate rules on fracking. Current rules ignore setback language for frack zone and aquifer, a particular concern in Rockingham County because some of our shale - where natural gas could be mined - is just below or at the surface. Moreover, setbacks from the river, homes and public buildings are grossly inadequate. ACTION: (1) Call Representative Bryan Holloway and THANK HIM for adding his name as co-sponsor of House Bill 76 to disapprove of MEC's fracking rules. Rep. Holloway's number is (919) 733-5609. (2) Call Rep. Bert Jones at (919) 733-5779 and URGE him to support House Bill 76. (3) Call Senator Phil Berger (919) 733-5608 and ask him to support Senate Bill 72. Your voice is powerful! Take just a moment and make the call.
Volunteers needed to conduct telephone surveys wtih Good Stewards, a grassroots group, working to protect Rockingham County from the perils of fracking. This is perfect for volunteers who like flexible hours and wish to work from home! For more informatioin, contact Jenny Edwards at (336) 339-6169 or Good Stewards at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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This year, Danville's Nonprofit Network is hosting its first ever volunteer of the year award and celebration. One of DRBA's many dedicated volunteers and river advocates, Jennifer Atkins, has been nominated! To vote for her as Volunteer of the Year, please click the following link: http://tinyurl.com/VOTE4Jennifer