Oppose the Rush to Frack in North Carolina
  • Petitioned The NC State House

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The NC State House
The NC State Senate
North Carolina
Gov. Patrick McCrory

Oppose the Rush to Frack in North Carolina

    1. Sponsored by

      NORTH CAROLINA CONSERVATION NETWORK

Fracking is a controversial process of drilling for natural gas. It’s being investigated for possible links to groundwater contamination in Wyoming, earthquakes in Ohio from the waste disposal process, and methane contamination leading to tap water that can be lit on fire in Pennsylvania.

In 2012, North Carolina legislators passed a bill that legalized fracking, but did not allow drilling to begin until the legislature approved rules and safety regulations for this controversial practice. Now, some of the very same state legislators who claimed to want to have strong standards in place before fracking begins in NC, are pushing legislation that would weaken their own rules passed just last year.

Senate Bill 76, if passed, would allow fracking to be permitted before legislators even review whether adequate protections and regulations are in place. Tell North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory and your state legislators that this rush to fracking in North Carolina is unsafe and unacceptable!

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    • Josh Barbee WOODLEAF, NC
      • 5 months ago

      Deforestation is rampant all through North Carolina. It used to be Beautiful. Don't allow them to destroy whats left of what we have. Once the damage is done there is no repairing this. They can't legally do this if we have enough people against this.

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    • Melanie Stewart CARY, NC
      • 9 months ago

      We need to keep our natural water sources free of these unknown chemicals which have lead to cancer in PA & other states. Look at the history of this toxic practice. Watch Gasland.

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    • ZILKA DAMIEN FRANCE
      • 10 months ago

      OK !!!!

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    • Janet swope CLAYTON, NC
      • 10 months ago

      Look at the cancer stats in Pa. We're cracking is a practice. It's alarming. Do not allow tracking to endanger NC

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    • Lena Gough TOBACCOVILLE, NC
      • about 1 year ago

      I want NC to continue to be a place of beauty and safety for my children's children after this recession is over.

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