News Release | Environment North Carolina

N.C. Senate votes to lift fracking moratorium

Raleigh, NC—The N.C. Senate gave final approval today to a bill to lift the state’s moratorium on fracking, the controversial form of natural gas drilling, beginning in March 2015.  The measure, which contains a laundry list of incentives for oil and gas companies, now moves to the House.

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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