News Release | Environment North Carolina

Senate committee votes to lift fracking moratorium

Raleigh, NC—The state’s moratorium on fracking would be lifted and the controversial form of natural gas drilling allowed in North Carolina in 2015, according to a bill that cleared a committee today and now heads to the full N.C. Senate.  

News Release | Environment North Carolina

Environment North Carolina launches 'real-time' legislative scorecard

A new online scorecard from Environment North Carolina gives voters a real-time look at how elected officials are voting to protect the state’s air, water, and natural areas.

News Release | Environment North Carolina

Senators push dangerous fracking and offshore drilling proposal

Raleigh, NC—Fracking, the controversial form of natural gas drilling linked to water and air pollution, could begin in North Carolina in 2015, and Gov. Pat McCrory would have new powers to advocate offshore oil and gas drilling, according to a proposal introduced last night by Sens. Bob Rucho, Andrew Brock, and Buck Newton. 

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Polluters could write environmental rules if N.C. Senate has its way

Raleigh, NC—Developers, polluters, and other special interests would be allowed to write the environmental rules that are supposed to keep them in check, according to a measure that passed the Senate today along party lines.

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North Carolina takes another step towards offshore wind

Wilmington– Offshore wind supporters packed the public hearing room Wednesday at the Courtyard Marriott in Wilmington as North Carolina took another step towards getting the first wind turbines spinning off our coasts.

The hearing was the second of two conducted by the U.S. Department of Interior’s Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) to gauge public interest in offshore wind development in North Carolina. The meeting was an opportunity for the public to learn about the next steps we need to take to make offshore a reality in North Carolina and comment about the plan in place.

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