PETITION FOR A JUST TRANSITION TO A 100% RENEWABLE ENERGY & CARBON - FREE ECONOMY IN NORTH CAROLINA

All North Carolina elected officials

We, the North Carolina Climate, Jobs & Justice Coalition (NC CJJ) and residents of North Carolina share a vision for a just transition to a 100% renewable energy and carbon free economy. In pursuit of this vision, we are asking you to sign this petition urging our elected officials to take real action on climate change.

To: All North Carolina elected officials
From: [Your Name]

We, the North Carolina Climate, Jobs & Justice Coalition (NC CJJ) and residents of North Carolina share a vision for a just transition to a 100% renewable energy and carbon free economy. In pursuit of this vision, we call for:

1. A permanent moratorium on all new fossil fuel infrastructure, including the Atlantic Coast Pipeline, the Mountain Valley Pipeline, the Southgate project, offshore drilling operations and seismic blasting.

2. The phasing out of all coal and gas-fired power plants and storage facilities.

3. A Renewable Energy Portfolio Standard that commits to 100% renewable energy and the de-carbonization of the energy economy in N.C.

4. Permanent remediation of coal ash contamination to be paid for in full by Duke Energy, the responsible party, and not at the expense of taxpayers and/or customers through a rate hike.

5. A commitment to increase protections for forests, ecosystems and impacted communities and a pledge to halt the massive cutting of N.C. forests to produce wood pellets for export and use in Europe.

6. A transition to sustainable and regenerative agriculture that does not employ biogas pipelines and a commitment to reduce pollution from industrial hog and poultry farms.

7. A just transition policy that includes a funding mechanism for job training programs and a strategy for creating quality jobs that provide a living wage and prioritize the most impacted and marginalized communities.

8. A Climate Action Plan for the State of North Carolina that includes a timeline and strategy to move North Carolina towards a 100% carbon-free and renewable energy economy.

We the undersigned, urge all North Carolina elected officials to take decisive action on the climate crisis and support our vision for a 100% renewable energy and carbon free economy.