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January 20, 5:30 PM, Raleigh: Inaugural Prayer Circle and Vigil, Community United Church of Christ, 841 Dixie Trail. Join 350.org earlier in the day to visit Representatives to ask them to kick dirty energy. Contact Karen: 919-844-9050.

January-February, free screenings of "Democracy for Sale" across NC. Learn more about how money in politics is influencing North Carolina and what you can do to help stop it. Click here for schedule.

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Summit on Fracking Impacts a Success

Fracking Summit
Thanks to everyone who attended Saturday’s Summit. The amount of interest was wonderful, and we’re grateful to our speakers for sharing their expertise and stories. Please check back soon for photos, summaries and video footage of the event, as well as yard sign kits and other ways you can join the movement to keep fracking from impacting our state as it has Pennsylvania, Texas and others!

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Speakers at the event included:

Calvin TillmanCalvin Tillman, former mayor of Dish, TX and founder of Shaletest.org: “The Effects of Natural Gas Development on Small Communities”: Air pollution, pipelines, compressor stations and the need for landowners and communities to test their water and air.

Dr. Avner Vengosh

Dr. Avner Vengosh, Duke University Nicholas School of the Environment, co-author of “Methane Contamination of Drinking Water Accompanying Gas-well Drilling and Hydraulic Fracturing”: “Impact of Hydraulic Fracturing on Water Resources”: Assessing the environmental footprint of hydraulic fracturing for gas.

Jordan Treakle, Rural Advancement Foundation International: “Predatory Contracts & Landowner Rights: Mineral Rights Leasing in NC”

Carol French Carolyn Knapp
Carol French and Carolyn Knapp, dairy farmers from Bradford Co., PA: “The ‘Good’, the Bad and the Ugly”: Effects of gas extraction boom on PA’s most impacted county.

Dr. Simona Perry Dr. Simona Perry, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute: “Fractured Communities, Fractured Lives”: Dealing with the social, community and environmental impacts of surging gas extraction.

Ryke LongestRyke Longest, Duke Environmental Law & Policy Clinic: “North Carolina Legal and Regulatory Control of Natural Gas Exploration”

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