Highlights From Our SEEC Branches
East Chapel Hill Branch Highlight
In December, students at our Chapel Hill High School SEEC Branch in Chapel Hill, NC, sent letters to every member of the Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) of Orange County asking them to oppose the proposed development of the largest gas station in the world: a Buc-ee’s Travel Center (Texas-based convenience store), 425,000 square feet, to be built on the protected Eno River Watershed. The BOCC then requested Buc-ee’s to revise parts of their zoning application, partially in order to address environmental concerns.
Members of Efland and Orange County, local environmental organizations such as Orange County’s Commission for the Environment and the Eno River Association, and some of our own SEEC members helped contribute to environmental pushback. Thankfully, in February, the company decided to withdraw their zoning application!
(Credits to Annie Qin, SEEC Branch President at East Chapel Hill High School)