Action Alert: Ban Forced Pooling in NC

NC Residents:  Please ask you legislators to support HB 586

The North Carolina House will begin debating HB 586 this week. The bill would ban forced pooling in North Carolina and take additional steps to protect landowners from unwanted activity on their property.

RAFI-Action-Alert-Web-ImageForced pooling, known as “compulsory pooling” in North Carolina, gives states the right to compel non-consenting landowners into leasing their oil and gas rights for development, including hydraulic fracturing (fracking).

General Statute 113-393 makes forced pooling legal in North Carolina but the law does not detail when or how forced pooling can happen. Therefore, North Carolina landowners are provided no assurance that their property rights will be protected. Take Action Now!

The North Carolina General Assembly lifted the fracking permit moratorium during the current legislative session. Despite opening North Carolina to fracking, the General Assembly has not yet resolved the uncertainty surrounding forced pooling.

Passing HB 586 would solve the issue and ban forced pooling in North Carolina.



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About James Robinson

James manages RAFI’s risk management and fracking policy research. James’ risk management research was presented at the Agriculture and Applied Economics Crop Insurance & Farm Bill Symposium in both 2013 and 2014. James currently serves as co-chair of the National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition's Farming Opportunities and Fair Competition Committee. Prior to working at RAFI, James was a Graduate Intern for the Florida Senate Committee on Agriculture and a Research Assistant for the Fiscal Research Division of the North Carolina General Assembly. James holds a BA in Political Science from LaGrange College and a MS in Political Science from Florida State University.