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Upcoming Events

September 9, 1:30PM-5:30PM, Clean Water for NC’s Regional Summit on Impacts of Atlantic Coast Pipeline. Wilson, NC. Advance registration required: register at tinyurl.com/ACPsummit.

Duke Energy Progress Rate Hike Hearings, Sept. 12-Oct. 12, statewide:

Rockingham: Sept. 12, 7:00 p.m.: Richmond County Courthouse, Courtroom A, 105 W. Franklin Street

Raleigh: Sept. 25, 7:00 p.m.: Commission Hearing Room 2115, Dobbs Building, 430 N. Salisbury Street

Asheville: Sept. 27, 7:00 p.m.: Buncombe County Courthouse, Courtroom 1A, 60 Court Plaza

Full schedule and talking points – Click here!

October 1, 9a.m.-4p.m., UNC Asheville: WNC Stream Monitoring Volunteer Training. For more information or to RSVP, contact (828) 357-7411 or staff@eqilab.org. $15-20 Donation requested, but not required (material costs).

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!

Not already on our weekly fracking e-mail alert list? Sign up today!

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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