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Offshore drilling comments due Monday, March 30

Offshore oil and gas drilling? Make your voice heard!

Offshore drilling proposed for the mid-Atlantic would put the NC coast at risk for an environmental disaster like the BP Deepwater Horizon disaster. It could harm tourism, fishing, and other coastal industries which are the economic backbone of […]

Help Turn the “Rush to Frack” to a Fizzle!

On this first day of the lifted moratorium on fracking, our movement can celebrate that we have helped hold off the rush until the big drop in gas prices makes early permitting less likely here in North Carolina! With each horizontal well costing millions to install, our state’s modest to meager resources and gas at […]

Fracking Disapproval Bills Filed—Sitting in Committee

Drilling rig PA

In mid-February, state lawmakers introduced House Bill 76 (and its twin, Senate Bill 72), “Disapprove MEC Oil and Gas Rules,” formally recognizing that the rules on hydraulic fracturing approved by the Mining and Energy Commission (MEC) are woefully inadequate to protect NC’s environment and communities. The sponsors of the House bill include Representatives Robert Reives […]