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Lee County passes moratorium on oil and gas development

On Monday, December 7th the Lee County Board of Commissioners passed a 2 year moratorium against fracking at a vote of 5-1. Lee County has been the center ​of the NC fracking controversy since the inception of the rush to frack in our state. This decision has sent a clear message that even those counties […]

Wow! Two more counties move to protect themselves from fracking

Locations of Rockingham and Lee Counties, the latest two local governments moving to protect themselves from fracking.

Hearty congratulations to the very committed folks in Rockingham and Lee Counties who’ve been working for years to get protections in place! On Nov. 16, Rockingham County voted for a two year moratorium on permitting and Lee […]

Lee County considers fracking moratorium: “Face the bully”

Below, you can see the wonderful brief statements of Marsha Ligon of EnvironmentaLEE and then the Chair of the Lee County Commissioners, Amy Dalrymple, during the October 5 meeting when the commission was discussing a proposed moratorium on fracking, shortly after the state legislature passed a bill in the last hours of session attempting to […]