Just Another Petition That Hits Close To Home

Dear WPN Friends

I've been considering posting thoughts and links to petitions on WPN network, just to let people know about some action items and get people involved in just a small way. 

1. You can read about the topic

2. You can click to add your vote

3. You can write a comment to voice your opinion

4. You can share with friends via email, social networks or blogs

5. You can meet other like minded individuals

6. You can write a letter to the editor of a newspaper

7. You can talk about the subject at the dinner table

8. You can call up a contact and find out if further actions are happening

9. You can speak with a public representative

10. You can contact the industry involved if that corresponds to the issue

11. You can wear a button or bumper sticker to show your support

You may have guessed by now that I'm pretty concerned about the rights and welfare of people here and abroad; and extremely concerned about our environment and health. Those areas cover our basics for creating a more joyful and harmonious life. 

I would love to hear from you if you think this idea of posting petitions on WPN will benefit the community. 



Stop protecting polluters and start protecting North Carolina's people

On February 3, 2014 a Duke Energy coal ash pond ruptured—spilling more than 80,000 tons of coal ash into North Carolina’s Dan River. That’s enough toxic sludge to fill 73 Olympic-sized pools.

No Enforcement

In the past year, three Clean Water Act lawsuits were filed against Duke Energy—and each time, the North Carolina Department of the Environment and Natural Resources blocked any federal enforcement by intervening to craft a toothless “settlement.”

  • "The ash, which is left over after coal is burned to power electric plants, contains arsenic, mercury, lead, boron and other heavy metals. Scientists say the contaminants don't readily dissolve in water and usually sink to the bottom of the river, where they can pose a risk to aquatic life."

  • Personally, any amount of these heavy metals damage health, no matter the rhetoric the scientific, political and industrial community tells the public to appease them and make them feel safe from harm. 

  • Apologies don't cut it when it comes to life giving water. Rates will go up, the people will foot the bill, the rivers and streams will be contaminated for all life dependent upon them. These chemicals do more than can stirred up when rain and flooding moves them; they can sink deep into the river bed where they can't be cleaned for decades or centuries. 

In Bed With The Enemy

It’s no wonder. North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory worked at Duke Energy for 28 years.

  • It has become common place for individuals in industry to find their way into a politically powerful position. One might call it favoritism or simply the practice of those in power to influence industry, by softening the laws giving sway and favor for the rape of natural resources, or in this case, the high potential for "accidents" that will effect lives. I suggest that citizens wake up and find out the long view when it comes to building infrastructure for water, air, land and energy resources. 

Sign this MoveOn.org petition to Gov. McCrory: Stop protecting polluters and poisoning your own people. Allow the federal authorities to do their job enforcing the Clean Water Act.

That's why I signed a petition to Governor Pat McCrory.

Will you sign this petition? Click here:


Debby Bruck,

Health Freedom Advocate, Homeopathic Educator, Radio Show Host

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Comment by Debby Bruck Homeopath on February 15, 2014 at 10:12pm

Hello Dori - Yup! I was asking for your thought and comments. And, I do understand that you feel it may be redundant or unnecessarily fill up the inbox. No confusions. I do appreciate your opinion. Blessings, Debby

Comment by Dori Staehle on February 15, 2014 at 7:13pm

Oh, I'm so sorry! I didn't realize that other petitions had been posted. I thought you were asking for opinions as to whether people wanted to see petitions or not. And yes, I have a separate email account set up for info, offers, and petitions. I have not received any from WPN, so no worries! Apologies if there was any confusion. Keep up the good work!

Comment by Debby Bruck Homeopath on February 15, 2014 at 4:32pm

By the way, you can manage your WPN settings so as not to receive messages in your inbox. Or be very selective in what you do receive. The blog area is a place to expound on who you are, your identity, and what makes you tick. I make every effort to write an editorial piece and not just cut and paste. I don't like junk mail, either. 

Comment by Debby Bruck Homeopath on February 15, 2014 at 4:19pm

Hello Dori. I have posted quite a number of petitions here in the past. These issues are of concern to people in our region for the health and welfare of our children, families, communities and state. I certainly do not post every petition link, as that would mean at least one every day! However, there are those for which my passion moves me to inform others. 

If we don't have drinking water, then what else is there? The situation in West Virginia is insurmountable. Basically, that's a dead state. The people will have to walk away from their homes and find somewhere else to go. The numbers of deformed babies born and cases of cancer will rise in the coming years. 

The state and federal authorities tell the people it is safe to drink the water, yet, no conclusive tests have really proven that as fact. 

We have here in North Carolina numerous chemical factories, power plants, and the upcoming FRACKING that will destroy our earth's foundation which will lead to earthquakes and contamination of water, once again. If we don't speak up, who will? 

Comment by Dori Staehle on February 15, 2014 at 3:48pm

I think it's up to the WPN board. Some people might not go for petitions listed on here. I get plenty in my inbox from different causes but it's not everyone's thing.

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