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“Frack-Free NC” is a network of grassroots organizations who believe that shale gas development using “fracking” and horizontal drilling cannot be done without bringing harm to our waters, land, air, communities and public health. We are working to keep North Carolina frack free. Learn more...
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Sept. 17: Standing up for Safe Energy Jobs & Water Justice

Clean Water for North Carolina invites Frack Free NC allies and activists to the organization’s Annual Public meeting with featured speakers on gas pipelines, fracking, methane, coal ash and climate. This event is at the Statesville Civic Center from 1:30 – 5:00 pm. Admission is free for current members and students, and $25 for new […]

Fracking Impacts, Methane Releases, & Huge Implications for Climate Change

Don’t miss the full video of Dr. Tony Ingraffea’s presentation at NC State University March 15th: “Shale Gas/Oil: Latest Evidence on Leaky Wells and Methane Emissions, and Implications for Energy Policy.” View it here:

Full-Ingraffea-Prestn-Final-720p-4-16-16 from Clean Water for NC on Vimeo.

Comment by Aug. 28 on EPA Fracking and Drinking Water Study

EPA NEEDS TO HEAR FROM YOU ABOUT ITS FRACKING AND DRINKING WATER STUDY! Comments due Friday, August 28th.

In June, EPA released its nearly 1,000 page study of hydraulic fracturing impacts on drinking water. Many of you have probably seen media reports on the study’s major conclusion: “We did not find evidence that these mechanisms […]

“I Don’t Want Stokes County To Be Like West Virginia”

By Peggy Wert Originally published as a Letter to the Editor in the Stokes News, July 23, 2015 I just returned from a trip to Doddrige County, West Virginia where I was able to see firsthand what fracking (hydraulic fracturing) is like. My first impression was ‘Oh my god, please don’t let this happen to […]

Nicole Delcogliano of Yancey Co. Shares March Experiences in Fracked Areas of SW Pennsylvania

I traveled in March to Greene, Washington and Butler Counties in southwest PA to do research, stopping in Pittsburgh to attend a conference on the impacts of extraction industries. Wow! Once I crossed the border into Pennsylvania, I knew something had changed. Immediately, I saw billboards from Range Resources or Rice Energy promoting shale gas […]

Action Alert: SB 786

Fracking Bill (SB 786) on Senate Floor Today – Contact Your Senator Now!

Thanks to those of you who called your state Senators yesterday about Senate Bill 786! (Here’s the background info we sent out yesterday).

The bill is moving fast, and it’s expected to be on the Senate floor today at 2:00 PM. Yesterday, […]

New Senate Bill Loosens some Protections, Improves Others and Avoids Many

Filed Thursday afternoon, Senate Bill 786 seems designed to create an appearance of responding to some constituents’ concerns, but runs roughshod over others and is silent on several critical issues! This bill could start to move early next week, so watch for alerts and prepare to weigh in with your Senators soon.

From Fayetteville Observer: […]

Thursday, May 8th: National Call-in Day with Stop the Frack Attack, Asheville event

On May 8th, Stop the Frack Attack and Americans Against Fracking are asking people around the country to ramp up pressure on EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy, and ask her to reopen investigations in Parker County TX, Pavillion WY, and Dimock PA. The EPA shut down its investigations, despite early evidence linking fracking operations […]

New Video by No Fracking in Stokes

No Fracking in Stokes has released its new video, “the Decision,” all of it shot in Stokes County except for the scenes of actual fracking in the Marcellus shale area of Pennsylvania. For more about No Fracking in Stokes, click here.

Who’s Been Hurt By Fracking and Gas Development? Visit the “List of the Harmed”

Visit the “List of the Harmed” The oil and gas industry says that reports of well contamination and other impacts of drilling, fracking, wastewater, air contamination and health effects are exaggerated and undocumented. The Pennsylvania Alliance for Clean Water and Air continues to compile the “List of the Harmed” from news reports and contacts across […]