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Alliance Launched To Save Bees

Sixty-five chefs, restaurant owners and other culinary leaders joined us to launch the Bee Friendly Food Alliance. Through the Alliance, chefs and restaurateurs are calling attention to the importance of bees to our food supply, the dramatic die-off of bee populations, and the need to protect our pollinators. LEARN MORE.

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Gov. Perdue vetoes fracking bill

Raleigh—Governor Bev Perdue has vetoed the controversial fracking bill that would pave the way for gas drilling as soon as 2014.  Environment North Carolina praised the governor's move.

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Senate lawmakers approve fracking bill

Raleigh, NC—Having delayed a final vote two days in a row, Senate lawmakers gave final approval today on a measure that paves the way for a controversial method of gas drilling called “fracking” as soon as 2014.  The bill now heads to desk of Gov. Bev Perdue, who has already received thousands of emails, phone calls, and postcards urging a veto.

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Offshore Wind a Boon for North Carolina's Environment and Economy

A new report released today found that offshore wind turbines could create up to three times as many jobs for the state as offshore oil and gas drilling, according to a new report released today by Environment North Carolina Research and Policy Center.  The report, “Wind Mills, Not Oil Spill, The Environmental and Economic Benefits of Offshore Wind Versus Offshore Drilling in North Carolina” also details the environmental benefits of offshore wind power and documents the risks of drilling off North Carolina’s prized coast.

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House lawmakers approve pro-fracking measure

Raleigh, NC—Following a contentious debate, house lawmakers approved a sweeping measure that paves the way for a controversial method of gas drilling called “fracking” as soon as 2014.  Because the measure did not garner enough votes to override a veto, attention turns now to Governor Bev Perdue.

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Hundreds of clean water activists visit the capitol to fight fracking

Raleigh, NC— Roughly 200 citizens from around the state visited the capitol today to urge lawmakers to reject Sen. Bob Rucho’s pro-fracking bill, which would pave the way for the controversial form of drilling as soon as 2014.  The measure cleared a Senate committee over protests from environmental groups, landowners, scientists, and lawmakers who raised concerns about fracking’s impacts on the environment.

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