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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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Contact your NC and Federal Officials about the ACP At This Critical Time!

There’s no evidence that the ACP will create any lasting jobs or economic development in poor, rural counties. Speak up for safe water, air and the rights of landowners and residents!

Help us take action! Click here to help us flood the Governor’s office with Holiday-themed NO ACP postcards. Pick your favorite design here […]

Comment to Division of Air Quality on the Northampton County Compressor Station Permit

Below is a comment made to the NC Division of Air Quality on November 15th in Garysburg NC on the Northampton County Compressor Station

Good evening, I am Ericka Faircloth of Clean Water for North Carolina, and also a founder of EcoRobeson, and I thank you for the opportunity to make these comments on a […]

The Atlantic Coast Pipeline–NC Can Stop it!

November 9th, 2017

Even before FERC’s “conditional approval” of the Atlantic Coast Pipeline on Oct. 13, NC’s Dept. of Environmental Quality was requesting lots more information from the Atlantic Coast Pipeline about how they would protect NC water quality, and actually disapproving ACP’s application for an Erosion and Sediment Control Plan.


Presentations from the Regional Summit on ACP Impacts

Cathy Kunkel

Energy Analyst, Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis

Do we need it? Economics of the Atlantic Coast Pipeline





Marvin Winstead

Nash County Landowner with Nash Stop the Pipeline

ACP Impacts on Landowners and Actions to Prevent Eminent Domain Abuse




Jorden Revels

UNC-Pembroke Student, […]

October 7: Regional Summit on the Atlantic Coast Pipeline

Clean Water for NC’s Regional Summit on the Proposed Atlantic Coast Pipeline: Preventing Harms to Eastern NC’s Water, Air, Communities and Environmental Justice

Saturday, October 7, 1:30 – 5:00 PM, Light Refreshments Wilson Community College, Del Mastro Auditorium 902 Herring Ave E, Wilson, NC Advance registration required! Register here by Oct. 4 at 6PM!

$5 […]

New Report on Atlantic Coast Pipeline Blast Zones

Aug 15, Raleigh—Groups working closely with residents along the route for the proposed Atlantic Coast Pipeline (ACP) will speak about the dangers they will face if construction of the controversial Atlantic Coast Pipeline is allowed to go forward, as a new report from Clean Water for North Carolina is released. Speakers showed enlarged images of […]

Background Information on FERC’s Granting Dozens of Permits for Unneeded Pipelines!  Request DWR DENY the 401 Permit for the ACP!

In the past 30 years, FERC has granted “certificates” to all but two U.S. pipeline projects, with no credible assessment of actual need for the projects! The Commission can’t be relied upon to protect the health and environment of North Carolina. The Div. of Water Resources’ permit review must conscientiously require measures to protect the […]

Residents Pack 401 Certification Hearings in Opposition ​to ACP

The 401 Certification Hearings for the Atlantic Coast Pipeline last week in Fayetteville and Rocky Mount drew big crowds, with about 80% of commenters speaking​ against the proposed project! The state’s 401 Certification plays a critical role in the pipeline permitting process–if it is denied, it has the potential to stop the proposed pipeline altogether.


ACP: How Does a Costly, Risky, Unneeded Gas Pipeline Get So Much Support from Public Officials?

The answer: Generous political donations to a wide swath of elected officials from both parties, and a suite of political lobbyists with extensive connections to power and pipeline investors!

In their recently released report, “The Power Behind the Pipelines: Atlantic Coast Pipeline”, the Public Accountability Initiative continues their series of critical analyses of the economic […]

New Impetus For Action to Protect Communities from Fracking

On April 17, Mark Martinez and his brother-in-law Joey Irwin went down to the basement to replace a water heater in Martinez’s home in Firestone, Colorado, a fast-growing bedroom community 25 miles north of Denver. Moments later, a fiery explosion destroyed the house and shook the neighborhood. Both men were killed. Erin Martinez, Mark’s wife, […]