News Release | Environment North Carolina

Fracking by the Numbers: New Report First to Quantify Threat of Gas Drilling

Raleigh, NC — As Governor McCrory and members of N.C. General Assembly continue pushing to open up North Carolina to hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, a new report by the Environment North Carolina Research and Policy Center called “Fracking by the Numbers” highlights the risks to North Carolina if the current moratorium on fracking is lifted.

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N.C. General Assembly Earns a Failing Grade on the Environment

RALEIGH, NC- Nearly two-thirds of the Senate—32 members in total—earned a failing grade this year on standing up for the environment, according to Environment North Carolina’s 2013 legislative scorecard released today.  The grades reflect another year of radical attacks on the state’s air, water and open space protections by N.C. senators.

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Three of America’s fifty dirtiest power plants, including the Marshall Plant, call North Carolina home

Charlotte, NC – On the heels of recent flooding in Charlotte and throughout the state, a new report from Environment North Carolina Research & Policy Center ranks power plants across the country for carbon pollution, a leading cause of global warming. Three of the nation’s 50 dirtiest power plants, including the Marshall Plant just north of Charlotte, are located in North Carolina, according to the study. Overall, power plants are the state’s largest single source of the pollution that has been linked to extreme weather like droughts, more intense hurricanes, and flooding.

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General Assembly Fails Jordan Lake

Raleigh – Jordan Lake will continue to be polluted, thanks to two bills that passed the North Carolina General Assembly in the final hours of the legislative session.  By  forcing a controversial development next to the most polluted part of Jordan Lake and stalling cleanup of the reservoir, lawmakers voted to allow more pollution in the important drinking water source for years to come.

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General Assembly Retains Fracking Moratorium

Raleigh, NC—Backing down from earlier versions of a sweeping measure on oil and gas extraction in North Carolina, the N.C. General Assembly has voted to retain the state's moratorium on fracking, the controversial form of gas drilling that has long been prohibited in the state. 

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