News Release | Environment North Carolina

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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House committee votes to delay Jordan Lake cleanup

Raleigh—A panel of house lawmakers voted today to delay the cleanup plan designed to reduce pollution into Jordan Lake by up to 35 percent.  The Triangle reservoir, a popular state park and a source of drinking water, has failed basic water quality standards for more than a decade.  Environmental advocates criticized the measure, which would delay the cleanup rules adopted in 2009 for the third year in a row.

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President Obama’s Climate Plan a Clear Victory for North Carolina, Future Generations

Raleigh, NC– Today, President Obama announced a climate plan that will set limits on carbon pollution from power plants, advance energy efficiency and increase the nation’s commitment to renewable energy. With over half of the counties in North Carolina facing higher risks of water shortages by mid-century because of climate change, the president’s plan to address global warming was loudly applauded by Environment North Carolina and local leaders.

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North Carolina Dads Ask Pres. Obama to Take Action on Global Warming

Raleigh, NC – As Father’s Day approaches, North Carolina dads are joining dads across the nation in sending a video plea to President Obama to take action on global warming.

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N.C. House breaks promise; approves fracking and drilling

Raleigh, NC—The N.C. House voted for a bill today to allow fracking permits to be issued on March 1, 2015, undoing a key provision of a 2012 law that placed a moratorium on the controversial drilling process.   The bill, S.B. 76, now goes back to the state Senate for approval.

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