News Release | Environment North Carolina

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.

News Release | Environment North Carolina

Senate committee debates fracking bill

Raleigh, NC— A key Senate committee discussed but took no action on legislation sponsored by Sen. Bob Rucho to move the state towards “fracking,” the controversial form of natural gas drilling currently illegal in North Carolina.  The proposal drew criticism from Environment North Carolina and others.

News Release | Environment North Carolina

Environment North Carolina applauds governor's cautious approach on fracking

Raleigh, NC—Governor Perdue announced today a new interagency panel tasked with further study of the controversial form of gas drilling known as “fracking.”  Environment North Carolina applauded the governor’s cautious approach.

News Release | Environment North Carolina Research & Policy Center

Conservation advocates set five-year goals

A tight economy and cuts in state funding have slowed land and water protection efforts across North Carolina in recent years. But the state’s land trusts and conservancies have accomplished much since the founding of Land for Tomorrow in 2005 … and now they have ambitious – but achievable – goals for the coming years.

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Proposal to allow fracking draws criticism

Raleigh, NC—Today, a special committee led by Senator Bob Rucho (R-Mecklenburg) proposed legislation that would legalize fracking in 2014 and create a new state bureaucracy to oversee the gas drilling technique that has caused air and water around the country.  Environment North Carolina sharply criticized the committee’s recommendations.

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