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first_imgWant to keep fracking chemicals out of your favorite swimming hole? Wanna protect your favorite forest from being logged? How about making sure your favorite trails aren’t bulldozed?The U.S. Forest Service is rewriting its plans for the largest national forest system in the South—the Pisgah and Nantahala National Forests. This new plan will guide how these public lands are managed for the next two decades.It’s not just your next adventure that’s at stake. Forest management may sound boring, but it affects every gulp of water and breath of air you take.Extractive timber, mining, and fracking industries are already well represented in the forest planning process and are lobbying heavily to exploit our forests. So far, the recreation community has been out-shouted. About 700,000 acres, or an area larger than Great Smoky Montains National Park—will be opened to logging.If you want to protect the places where you play, now is the time to step up. Tell the U.S. Forest Service to protect your public lands from commercial logging, mining, and fracking. Ask the Forest Service to designate more wilderness, permanently protect roadless areas, build and maintain more trails, and safeguard the health of our rivers and headwaters.Most importantly, as population swells in the Southeast, we need more public lands and stronger protections for them. Popular areas will become overused and degraded without expanding the national forest boundaries.Email your comments to the Forest Service at [email protected] yourself heard. Be a voice for the trees, the trails, and the wild places you love.last_img read more

first_img 4SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr The destruction caused by Hurricane Harvey in Texas, Louisiana and other places in the southeast is heart-breaking. The rain may have stopped over Houston, but the flooding continues to pose a real and active threat to the lives and livelihoods of those in and around the city. Our thoughts and prayers are with those in the hurricane’s path and suffering in its aftermath. If you would like an opportunity to help communities affected by Hurricane Harvey by helping the credit unions that serve those communities, join me in donating to CUAid.coop.Resources for Credit Unions Affected by the HurricaneDisaster AssistanceThe President has issued a disaster declaration, so disaster assistance is available for credit unions. NCUA issued a press release describing some available resources for affected credit unions including guaranteeing lines of credit for credit unions through the NCUSIF, making liquidity loans through the CLF, and rescheduling examinations to affected credit unions. Credit unions in Texas wanting to access these resources can contact the Region IV office in Austin at (512) 342-5600 (open Monday-Friday, 7am-5pm Central). Credit unions in Louisiana can contact the Region III office in Atlanta at (678) 443-3000 (open Monday-Friday, 7am-5pm Eastern). continue reading »last_img read more