Support Clean Energy for Birds!
Bald Eagle by Matt Shetzer - 
Audubon Photography Awards
We're writing to ask for your help, and it's urgent -- our state lawmakers head back to Raleigh on Wednesday, May 16th, and we need them to support clean energy for the future of our birds. Will you take a moment now to add your name here?

Here's why we strongly support responsibly sited clean energy: National Audubon's landmark Birds and Climate Change Report revealed that nearly half of all North American birds are severely threatened by climate change. Consequently, cutting back on greenhouse gas emissions and moving towards renewable energy will help us protect the birds we love.

While North Carolina is a leader in the solar industry, the state legislature passed an 18-month moratorium on all new wind-energy projects last summer. Existing state and federal laws require wind developers to carefully consider and consult with military and wildlife interests to ensure projects are properly sited to maximize their benefits. We know that ridge-top wind turbines threaten birds, but the Mountain Ridge Protection Act of 1983 already protects these areas from turbines, and there are areas in the piedmont and near the coast that could be ideal for harnessing the power of wind while reducing harm to birds.

The Elisha Mitchell Audubon Society (EMAS) strongly supports well-planned clean energy initiatives that benefit our birds, our environment, and our economy.

Please join with EMAS and Audubon North Carolina to ensure our state lawmakers do not extend the ban on responsible wind energy projects in the state.

Please add your name in support of responsibly sited wind projects in North Carolina now.


Nancy Casey, Jamie Harrelson, Mark McNeill, and Steve Yurkovich

Elisha Mitchell Audubon Society

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