Fracking Takes Center Stage in NC Senate Committee

For Immediate Release

Statement of Margaret Hartzell, Policy Advocate, Environment North Carolina

  “Fracking—the risky new drilling practice not yet legal in North Carolina—has wreaked havoc on local environments and communities in other states where it is prevalent.  Fracking in North Carolina would transform the rural landscapes of Chatham, Lee and Moore counties and threaten water supplies, including Jordan Lake, Falls Lake, and the Deep River.”

“By studying fracking, the committee will find what we already know to be true: it is a complicated issue that can’t be decided on a whim or a 6-week legislative session.  Environment North Carolina is calling on the General Assembly to retain the state’s prohibitions on fracking—to protect our rural landscapes, and the rest of North Carolina, from this risky new drilling practice.”