North Carolina Senate President, Marc Basnight has issued a call to local activists to contact members of the General Assembly in support of a moratorium on new mega-landfills in North Carolina that has passed the Senate and is being held up in the House (this would prevent NC from becoming home to huge landfills that get filled up to 275 feet high with trash imported from other states). Let us respond to this call to action and show the House that we do not N.C. to become the dump of the eastern seaboard. [To write your representative use the Take Action Page]
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Being faced with an onrush of trash from other states on the eastern seaboard placed in mega-landfills in rural North Carolina, the North Carolina Senate took the courageous move of placing a moratorium to new landfills in the state's budget. The problem is that Jim Black and the House leadership is trying to keep the moratorium out of the House Budget. The final negotiations will occur tomorrow and possibly Friday, so now is the most important time to contact your representative through our take action page and let them know that we do not want North Carolina to be the dumping ground for the rest of the eastern seaboard (New York City itself is considering the placement of four new landfills soon).
For reasons to support a moratorium on mega-landfills, just look at this from WRAL:
At least five new landfills have been proposed in eastern and central North Carolina, raising concerns among some that trash brought in from other states could contaminate groundwater supplies and harm fragile ecosystems.
North Carolina Senate President, Marc Basnight has issued a call to local activists to contact members of the General Assembly. Make sure to contact your representative, but also target these members on the Budget Conference Committee:
Rep. Jim Black (919)733-3451
Rep. Bill Owens (919)7330010
Rep. Jim Crawford (919)733-5824
Rep. Beverly Earle (919)715-2530
Rep. Edd Nye (919)733-5477
Rep. Debbie Clary (919)715-2002
Rep. Wilma Sherrill (919)715-3026
Rep. Joe Hackney (919)733-5752
Rep. Hugh Holliman (919)715-0873
Rep. Pryor Gibson (919)715-3007
Rep. Paul Luebke (919)733-5995
Rep. William Wainwright (919)733-5807
Rep. Martha Alexander (919)733-5807
Rep. Danny McComas (919)733-5786
Rep. Julia Howard (919)733-5904