PRO Celebrates 7 years of Successful Campaigns
Protecting Land, Farms and Public Health
WIth a commitment to public involvement in decisions affecting the environment and public health, Preserve Rural Orange campaigns have mobilized decision-makers and thousands of citizens to take action in time to protect land, farms and rural communities. PRO's thorough research, news updates and postings of public documents keep communities informed and engaged.
Thank you for all your hard work regarding the airport. Your work protected what can't be replaced.
EVENT CENTERS Denied a Special Use Permit, Kara and Chris Brewer of Southeast Properties LLC move forward with plans to construct a $735,000 event center in an agricultural and residential zone. More than 100 farmers and residents pack the county public hearing to oppose the event center and to support protecting rural communities.
UNC RESEARCH FACILITY
UNC pursues a $27 million animal research campus while lagoons leaking lab animal waste into a creek and wetlands go unreported for months. PRO exposes a series of violations, slowing expansion plans and improving oversight and compliance.
A groundswell of opposition stops UNC's plans to seize rural residences and farms and spend tens of millions of taxpayer dollars, to build an airport serving primarily special interests.
WASTE TRANSFER STATION
Key questions about cost and impacts on proposed sites and communities prompt Orange County leaders to look for more sustainable solutions to waste disposal.
UNC LAB ANIMAL WASTE IN THE WATERSHED
When 100 citizens show up on a weeknight for a public hearing, the NC Division of Water Quality pays attention. The results? Better monitoring and oversight to protect water and public health.
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