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Frack Free NC yard sign 2016
Yard signs of this image against fracking and the Atlantic Coast Pipeline in NC are now available! Please call ahead to arrange a pickup from Clean Water for NC's Durham (919-401-9600) or Asheville (828-251-1291) office.

About the Frack Free NC Alliance

“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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Peoples’ Hearing on the Atlantic Coast Pipeline

Last night about 60 enthusiastic people showed up for the Peoples’ Hearing on the Atlantic Coast Pipeline in Fayetteville. Local folks, as well as grassroots organizations made comments about the dangers of this highly pressurized natural gas pipeline. Residents talked about Dominion complicating their lives, being misleading and not giving them reliable information, health, safety, […]

New Report: Dangerous Neighbors: Pipelines, Compressor Stations and Environmental Injustice

Clean Water for North Carolina is releasing a new short report – “Dangerous Neighbors: Gas Pipelines, Compressor Stations, and Environmental Injustice”. The U.S. is currently in the midst of an expansion of the natural gas infrastructure that has far outpaced the knowledge of impacts on people and the communities in which they live. With natural […]

Dr. Tony Ingraffea Wakes up Federal Administration on need for Methane Reductions, Brings Hopeful Message on Energy Policy to North Carolina

Dr. Ingraffea with No Fracking in Stokes leadership!

FrackFree NC hosted Dr. Tony Ingraffea this week for presentations at UNC-Wilmington, NC State University, East Carolina University and a community reception at Pullen Memorial Baptist Church in Raleigh.

His powerful presentation (view Powerpoint slides – takes about 1 minute to download) focused on the fact […]

Internationally Known Scientist Ingraffea Speaks in NC March 14-16!

Dr. Anthony (“Tony”) Ingraffea is known internationally for his work on geologic fracturing and the failure of gas wells, leading to methane and other contamination in groundwater. FrackFree NC is helping to sponsor Dr. Ingraffea’s tour in central and eastern NC! He will present “Shale Gas/Oil: Latest Evidence on Leaky Wells and Methane Emissions, and […]

FrackFreeNC Gathering at Hanging Rock State Park! June 20th

Come out to celebrate, learn, and strategize! The fracking permit moratorium was lifted by NC Legislature, but lawsuits, lousy gas prices, and statewide resistance have turned the rush-to-frack to a fizzle. This event will have live music, workshops on citizen monitoring, a potluck lunch, an update on where fracking stands in NC, and […]

Don’t Miss it! Salisbury “Fracking Stories” June 17

Clean Water for NC, Working Films, Appalachian Voices, and the Blue Ridge Environmental Defense League are joining forces to bring you a feisty program of excellent short films, the latest fracking developments in NC and more on how we can keep building the resistance! “Fracking Stories” features clips that explore the public health and environmental […]

Fracking Our Kids’ Future?

When we think of the vulnerable people who won’t be able to move away from the impacts of fracking on their health, environment and community, we often forget about the children! They are least likely to be informed about the potential effects of fracking, and don’t have the freedom or resources to choose another […]

Fracking Stories & Water Warriors – May 19th

Help us kick off the Fracking Stories film tour and the opening reception of the Water Warriors Multimedia Exhibit, portraying an indigenous Canadian community as they take on the oil and gas industry. Wine & Hors d’oeuvres will be served.

Tuesday, May 19, 6:30-8:30PM – Water Warriors Public Reception & Fracking Stories […]

Action Alert! Tell your Rep. to support House Bill 586

Support House Bill 586: Ban Forced Pooling The 1945 Oil and Gas Law makes “forced pooling” of landowners who don’t wish to lease their land for gas extraction legal in NC, but the law does not say when or how forced pooling can happen! So landowners can’t be sure that their property rights will be […]

Comment to FERC on the Atlantic Coast Pipeline!

Comments are due to FERC by April 28th!

The Atlantic Coast Pipeline is a proposed new pipeline to transport gas from fracked areas in Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Ohio, through West Virginia, Virginia and North Carolina. FERC, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, is the agency responsible for granting the pipeline the right to begin construction […]