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Upcoming Events

Chatham County Board of Commissioners Meeting: Monday, July 17th at 6:00pm. Pittsboro Historic Court House. A public hearing will be held on extending the moratorium on hydraulic fracturing by one year. Chatham residents may also comment on the proposal by emailing lindsay.ray@chathamnc.org.

ACP Public Hearings on Water /Wetland 401 Permits (sign up begins 5:00 pm):
July 18: Fayetteville, 6:00 – 9:00 pm, Fayetteville Technical Community College, Cumberland Hall Auditorium, 2201 Hull Rd.

July 20: Rocky Mount, 6:00 – 9:00 pm, Nash Community College, Brown Auditorium, 522 N. Old Carriage Rd.

Atlantic Coast Pipeline Water/Wetlands Hearings July 18, 20

The Upcoming “401” Permit Hearings–A Critical Opportunity to Protect NC Waters and Wetlands (Possibly Even to Stop the Atlantic Coast Pipeline) Comment period goes through August 19th

Atlantic Coast Pipeline Public Hearings on Water Impacts

July 18th, Fayetteville, 6:00 pm, Fayetteville Tech Community College, 2201 Hull Road. Cumberland Auditorium. Signup begins at 5:00 pm. July 20th, Rocky Mount, 6:00 pm, Nash Community College, 522 N. Old Carriage Road. Brown Auditorium. Signup begins at 5:00 pm. . . . → Read More: Atlantic Coast Pipeline Water/Wetlands Hearings July 18, 20

Tony Ingraffea: Eastern NC speaking tour 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. He will present “Shale Gas/Oil: Latest Evidence on Leaky Wells and Methane Emissions, and Implications for Energy Policy” at UNC-Wilmington, NC State Univ, and East Carolina Univ. Visit frackfreenc.org for times and locations!

Jan. 26: Public hearing on proposed gas plant in Asheville

Tuesday, January 26, 7PM Buncombe County Courthouse 60 Court Plaza, Courtroom 1A, Asheville, NC 28801 Arrive at 6PM to sign up to speak, and to attend a peaceful demonstration

This “fast-tracked” application from Duke Energy for a new fracked gas power plant should not be allowed to just slide through the process, increasing NC’s dependence on natural gas, without adequate consideration of the “downsides” by the NC Utilities Commission. Help us get . . . → Read More: Jan. 26: Public hearing on proposed gas plant in Asheville

Clean Water for NC Re-files Suit Challenging NC Oil and Gas Commission’s Authority to Block Local Ordinances

As local governments across North Carolina continue to take action to protect their residents and resources from potential hydraulic fracturing (“fracking”), the right to enact local ordinances has become a focal point in the ongoing debate about future natural gas extraction in the state. In recent weeks, the Counties of Stokes, Rockingham and Lee, as well as the towns of Stoneville and Walnut Cove, have joined Anson and Chatham Counties and the cities of Creedmoor . . . → Read More: Clean Water for NC Re-files Suit Challenging NC Oil and Gas Commission’s Authority to Block Local Ordinances