Box Creek Wilderness
Help stop the threat to this beautiful and unique part of North Carolina.
Tell Rutherford Electric Membership Corporation’s (REMC) staff and board you oppose REMC’s plan to destroy native forested land in Box Creek Wilderness, the largest privately registered Significant Natural Heritage Area in the state of North Carolina.
North Carolina can do better. Whether you are an REMC member alarmed about paying for the needless expense of this route, a resident of Rutherford or McDowell counties who celebrates the beauty of your region, a NC citizen troubled with the misuse of your natural and fiscal resources, or a concerned conservationist who urges forward-thinking choices for the 21st century; you can take action to:
• insist that sensible, wise development means building a community’s utility infrastructure along existing corridors; this route can be located alongside other power lines, a highway, or an abandoned railroad right of way.
• stop the wasteful spending associated with building this power line through a celebrated wilderness, especially when known alternative routes are cheaper and easier to maintain.
• protect fragile and endangered species from heedless, unnecessary activities that would cut in half an essential wildlife corridor between the South Mountains and the Blue Ridge Escarpment.
Make your voice heard. Join the growing community urging REMC to change the course of this power line to a sensible, alternative route. Sign the Petition Now.
Prefer to pickup the phone? Call: Joe Joplin, REMC General Manager, Forest City, NC: 828.245.1621
Dean Carpenter, REMC Board President, Dallas, NC: 704.922.9800
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This petition is now closed.
End date: Mar 01, 2015
Signatures collected: 1826
Signature goal: 5000
|1,826||Mark Sullivan||Clyde, NC||Feb 25, 2015|
|1,825||jason Melton||union mills, North Carolina||Feb 17, 2015|
|1,824||RONALD STRONK||MORGANTON, North Carolina||Feb 15, 2015|
|1,823||Thomas Cure||Asheville, North Carolina||Feb 02, 2015|
|1,822||Teresa Williams||Coral Springs, FL||Jan 23, 2015|
|1,821||Peg Schwartz||Jan 06, 2015|
|1,820||Becky Burcham||Morganton, NC||Dec 29, 2014|
|1,819||Judy Wyant||Dec 26, 2014|
|1,818||Ron Wyant||Burnsville, NC||Dec 26, 2014|
|1,817||wendy walega||Bessemer City, nc||Dec 24, 2014|