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Longleaf pines at Weymouth Woods

Reminders from Land for Tomorrow and NC Conservation Network that there are a series of hearings coming up on land and water conservation.

After the failure in the last session of what seemed like a well-supported effort to get a conservation bond before the voters, the GA set up a Land and Water Conservation Study Commission to look at the best approach and gather a little feedback. (Here's a link to the commission's last set of discussions.)

The study commission is holding a series of hearings starting Thursday in Asheville and moving across the state. If you want to make a real statement about Global Warming, air quality or the rapid loss of forests and farmland to development, this would be a good time to stand up. A large turnout at the hearings would help impress upon the members of the legislature that the public is serious about setting aside some of the goodliest land for future generations.

Here's the sked for the hearings via Land for Tomorrow:

Asheville Regional Meeting: Thursday, January 4, 2007

Greenville Regional Meeting: Monday, January 8, 2007

  • Time: 7:00 pm
  • Location: Pitt Community College, Leslie Building, Room 143, 1986 Pitt Tech Rd., Winterville, NC 28590)

Greensboro Regional Meeting: Wednesday, January 10, 2007

Comments

I will be covering the Duke Energy hearing

on the night of the 10th. Can anyone else make it to one of these meetings? It would be nice to hear about it first hand.

Robin Hayes lied. Nobody died, but thousands of folks lost their jobs.



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Vote Democratic, the ass you save may be your own.

Can anyone attend this?

I'm commenting on this again to bump it up on tracker. It would be nice if someone could attend one of the last two meetings and report back.

Robin Hayes lied. Nobody died, but thousands of folks lost their jobs.



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Vote Democratic, the ass you save may be your own.