Thus far, the Environmental Network is made up of 40 activist organizations. While the groups’ mission statements vary – some focus on sustainable energy, water, air, or even acquiring private lands and converting them to government control – ultimately all of these groups push the climate change/global warming political agenda. It is important to understand exactly what the Left wants when it comes to this agenda. It will impose rules and increase regulations on industry, farming, and land ownership that in the end will eliminate private ownership and development and result in “sky-rocketing” fuel costs along with government takeovers. The Left believes that a dramatic increase in fuel prices will move people to demand alternatives to historically low-cost fossil fuels. They know that as long as fossil fuels stay cheap, their use will rise.


Group Name Group Mission
Advanced Energy Corporation
Appalachian Voices
Blue Ridge Environmental Defense League (BREDL)
Cape Fear River Watch
Catawba Riverkeeper
Citizens Climate Lobby – CCL
Clean Air Carolina
Clean Energy Durham
Clean Water for NC
ClearPath Foundation
Conservation Trust for NC
Conservatives for Clean Energy
Earthshare NC
Environment NC
Environment NC Research and Policy Center
ETC Group
Haw River Assembly
Mountain True
Natural Resources Defense Council – NRDC
NC Clean Energy Business Alliance – NCCEBA
NC Clean Energy Business Alliance PAC – NCCEBA PAC
NC Clean Energy Technology Center/NCSU
NC Conservation Network
NC Environmental Defense Fund (NCEDF)
NC GreenPower
NC League of Conservation Voters (NCLCV)
NC Sierra Club
NC Sustainable Energy Association
NC Wildlife Federation
Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions – Duke University
Rogers-Eubanks Coalition to End Environmental Racism
Rural Advancement Foundation International (RAFI)

"RAFI cultivates markets, policies, and communities that support thriving, socially just, and environmentally sound family farms."

RAFI looks to the government for loans

Sound Rivers (formerly Neuse Riverkeepers & Pamlico-Tar River Foundations)
Southern Environmental Law Center – SELC
Surfrider Foundation – NC Chapters
Waccamaw Riverkeeper
Waterkeeper Alliance
Waterkeepers Carolina
White Oak – New Riverkeeper Alliance
Yadkin Riverkeeper