Take action: Protect North Carolina's Critical Environmental Policy Act Hundreds of EDF activists in North Carolina told the State House NOT to concur with the Senate version of a dangerous bill that guts the state's critical state Environmental Policy Act (SEPA)—and they listened. They voted 106-0 to reject the Senate's far more extreme version. For now, SEPA—which guarantees that when your tax dollars are being spent on a major project, all environmental impacts are evaluated and less-damaging alternatives are considered—is safe. But not for long. The North Carolina House passed their own version of the "Gut SEPA Bill," and soon they'll join a "conference committee" with the Senate to settle on a final version of the bill. We still have a chance to either stop the bill or make it much less harmful than its current form. Take action today: Tell the North Carolina House to fight to maintain the strongest SEPA possible. Recipients Your State Representative or Representatives Message Please protect SEPA when conferencing on HB 795 Dear [Decision Maker], * Personalize your message Now that the North Carolina House has done the right thing, and refused to concur on the Senate's extreme version of HB 795, the bill will head to a joint conference committee. I know this is your last chance to protect North Carolina's crucial state Environmental Policy Act (SEPA). Please, fight to maintain the strongest SEPA possible. This 44-year-old environmental law protects my air and water, and my taxpayer dollars. In its current form, HB 795 does not "reform" SEPA, it destroys it by essentially gutting the program, leaving only a false-front in place. There's no reason to implement such high thresholds for review, when the SEPA process doesn't stop projects and is not a threat to business or the economy. North Carolinians want to know that our tax dollars are being used responsibly and that publicly-funded projects are not doing unnecessary harm to our clean air, clean water and public health. Our current SEPA law is a good law. Please fight to protect it as much as you possibly can. Thank you,[Your Name] [Your Address] [City, State ZIP] Contact *Required fields * Title: Mr. Ms. Mrs. Miss Dr. * First Name: * Last Name: * Your Email: * Address 1: * City: * State / Province: Choose a State AK AL AR AZ CA CO CT DC DE FL GA HI IA ID IL IN KS KY LA MA MD ME MI MN MO MS MT NC ND NE NH NJ NM NV NY OH OK OR PA RI SC SD TN TX UT VA VT WA WI WV WY AS FM GU MH MP PR PW VI * ZIP / Postal Code: * Phone Number: 1. Question - Not Required - Mobile Number: 2. Question - Not Required - Yes, I allow EDF to communicate with me via text messaging Please select response True False Yes, I would like to receive email updates from EDF Action.