For immediate release Contact: Hope Taylor, Executive Director, Clean Water for NC 919-401-9600
On May 1st, Clean Water for North Carolina, a statewide environmental justice group that focuses on community empowerment, filed a constitutional challenge to the NC Mining and Energy Commission’s right to overturn local government ordinances by preemption. Such ordinances are created by local governments to protect their communities from the impacts of hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking.” Residents of three counties (Chatham, Anson . . . → Read More: CWFNC challenges Mining and Energy Commission’s Authority to Overturn Local Ordinances
ACTION ALERT! The NC House of Representatives is considering two changes to state law that would have a big impact on landowner rights and protection from contamination. Please consider calling or emailing your state Representative today and weighing in.
Oppose House Bill 639: Don’t Let Polluters off the Hook
A very bad bill, HB 639 would let many polluters off the hook AGAIN! Neighboring landowners will be even LESS protected from spread of contaminants, if . . . → Read More: Protect neighbors from contamination & landowners from “Forced Pooling”
Comment on these rules directly to the MEC, at one of the upcoming Public Hearings on Fracking Rules. More info here.
Sanford: Aug. 22, Rockingham Co.: Aug. 25, Cullowhee/Western NC: Sept 12
Wastewater Management After a well is “fracked,” millions of gallons of water come back to the surface, contaminated with chemicals added to frack fluids, as well as naturally occurring contaminants like salts, radioactive materials, and metals.
Birds and other wildlife can be . . . → Read More: Fracking Rules: Water Supplies and Wastewater Management
What can local municipalities do to control shale gas development? Ryke Longest, Director of Environmental Law & Policy Clinic at Duke Univ., addresses local control in his presentation: “Zoning and Fracking: Assessing and Mitigating Local Impacts of Fracking and Gas Production.”
Ryke Longest, CWFNC Meeting Feb 22, 2014 from Clean Water for NC on Vimeo.