Scientists have learned that the US fracked gas boom has become a leading driver of recent global heat records and that cutting methane emissions from the fracking system is vital to averting runaway climate change – and it’s cost-effective.
Duke Energy and the Koch brothers are driving the fracking boom and suppressing media coverage, so we have launched a statewide campaign – the Emergency Methane Action (EMA) – including a resolution calling for state action, a series of educational events and opportunities for public involvement.
Together with the North Carolina NAACP, Food & Water Watch, Clean Air Carolina and 36 other organizations and faith leaders, we delivered a resolution to Governor Roy Cooper on May 4, 2017, calling on him to ban the use of fracked gas in North Carolina. Since then, 41 more groups and leaders have signed on, including the Orange County Board of Commissioners.
Read the full resolution and list of signers to date
Add your organization’s endorsement to the list
Read the resolution with footnotes
Read the letter we delivered to Governor Cooper
Watch press conference with Rev. William Barber at Governor’s office
Contact Gov. Cooper and urge him to provide national leadership by banning the use of fracked gas in NC:
Governor Roy Cooper
20301 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, NC 27699-0301
firstname.lastname@example.org • 919-814-2000
Let us know if you’d like to host an event in your community like the Emergency Methane Action roadshow we took to Pittsboro, Charlotte, Winston-Salem and Asheville in April.
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On May 4, 2017 at the Hayti Heritage Center in Durham, NC WARN hosted a forum on fracking and alternatives to climate-busting natural gas.
Wenonah Hauter, executive director of Food & Water Watch and author of Frackopoly, talked about the many harms of fracking and the history of oil and gas industry influence over US energy policy.
Energy expert Bill Powers gave a sneak preview of his forthcoming report for NC WARN – NC Clean Path 2025 – that will outline a feasible clean energy path that could enable North Carolina to virtually eliminate greenhouse gas emissions from electricity generation by 2030 and achieve 50 percent reduction by 2025.
Durham poet and justice activist Dasan Ahanu performed two of his poems.