Our coasts remain free of oil and gas rigs and will until at least 2017, following the Obama Administration's receipt of signatures from citizens, legislators, and business leaders in support of keeping the Outer Banks and the rest of our beaches protected from a devastating spill.
Keeping our state frack-free.
North Carolina remains off limits to fracking, the controversial form of natural gas drilling, in part thanks to our efforts. We’ve educated tens of thousands of North Carolinians face-to-face about the dangers of the practice and what it could mean for North Carolina’s waters, leaving behind more than 27,000 pieces of literature.
Promoting Offshore Wind
North Carolina has incredible potential for offshore wind—more than any other state along the Atlantic Coast. Fortunately, the Obama Administration has recently begun moving forward to lease appropriate land off the state’s shores for wind power, and even has the backing of Gov. Pat McCrory. We’ve recruited and mobilized thousands of Tar Heels to support these steps.