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Public Hearings on Oil and Gas Rules

Promises Lie in Ruins after Senate Bill 786, Public Resistance to Fracking Growing

Rather than tamping down resistance to hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking”, the state’s newest legislation on fracking Senate Bill 786, dubbed the “Energy Modernization Act,” has only strengthened it and increased the controversy across the state. With budget negotiations between the House and […]

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: […]

“Energy Modernization” Bill and MEC Meetings May 15-16

Last Thursday, the Joint Legislative Commission on Energy Policy met and recommended a draft bill that had been hashed out for months to be introduced for this year’s short session to begin on Wednesday, May 14. A quick review by several allies indicates some good news:

The bill would require trade secret chemical info to […]

May 10 – Help Fight Fracking with Reggae Music

Saturday, May 10, 2014 from 7:00 to 10:00 p.m. Oasis in Carr Mill, 200 N. Greensboro St. A5, Carrboro, NC 27510 – RSVP here.

Join us for a night of food, fun and live reggae music! Come on down to Carrboro’s Oasis in Carr Mill to eat delicious local food, dance to […]

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 Frack Free NC billboard

MEC Schedule

Friday, April 4: Rules Committee Meeting

April, 16: Full MEC Meeting – Discuss and complete remaining 8 rules from Rules Committee.

For more, see the MEC page on the DENR website.

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 […]

No Toxic Trespass! No Fracking Way! Tour

Sponsored by Blue Ridge Environmental Defense League, Cumnock Preservation Association, No Fracking in Stokes and Pee Dee WALL

Learn more about toxics, fracking, and how you can get involved to protect your community from environmental impacts! The tour will feature Lois Gibbs, Founder and Executive Director of the Center for Health, Environment and Justice! Toxic […]