News: Fracking & Landowner Rights

fracking-map-nc Recording of ‘Oil and Gas Leasing in North Carolina’ Webinar (8/31/2015) - In recent years, some North Carolina landowners have been presented with the opportunity to sign oil and gas leases, which would give oil and gas companies the right to conduct hydraulic...
RAFI-Action-Alert-Web-Image Action Alert: Ban Forced Pooling in NC (4/14/2015) - 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...
NC-general-assembly-senate-house-thom-tillis-pat-berger1-300x187 NCGA Members Lift Fracking Moratorium (3/17/2015) - As per SB 786, which passed in 2014, regulations developed by the North Carolina Mining and Energy Commission (MEC) to govern natural gas development through hydraulic fracturing go into effect...
NCDENR Final Fracking Regulations Do Not Adequately Protect North Carolina (11/25/2014) - Since 2011, North Carolina has engaged in a legislative and administrative process designed to establish a system of governance for natural gas development, known as fracking. During this process, North...
NCDENR NC Mining & Energy Commission Releases “Hearing Officers’ Report” on Draft Fracking Rules (11/6/2014) - Yesterday, the North Carolina Mining and Energy Commission (MEC) released the Hearing Officers’ Report written in response to public comments on MEC draft fracking rules. (Scroll down to download or...
RAFI-Action-Alert-Web-Image Action Alert: NC Fracking Rules Comment Period Opens (7/23/2014) - July 2014 Dear  Friends, Earlier this summer, the North Carolina Mining and Energy Commission (MEC) completed the drafting of hydraulic fracturing rules. It is critical that MEC members hear from...
RAFI-Action-Alert-Web-Image Action Alert: NC General Assembly and Governor Fast-track Fracking (6/6/2014) - Expired Action Alert June 2014 – Thank you for taking action last week against SB 786, also known as the Energy Modernization Act. Unfortunately, the General Assembly voted to fast-track...
North Carolina Flag Action Alert: NC Legislators Take Reckless Step Toward Fracking (SB 786) (5/22/2014) - Once again, North Carolina legislators are trying to move North Carolina closer to fracking by pre-approving rules written by the Mining and Energy Commission. Take action now!
RAFI logo square 400x400 Lee County homeowners fight fracking (3/24/2014) - A radio story for Carolina Connection highlights how mineral rights leases are obtained by gas companies, which can put a drill on someone's land without the landowner's consent.
RAFI-Stokes-Meeting Landowner Workshop Dec. 14 in Sanford (12/2/2013) - On Dec. 14, RAFI is co-sponsoring a workshop in Sanford, NC, for landowners who have leased their land, those considering a lease and anyone concerned about landowner rights and the impacts of natural gas and hydrofracking.
Hydraulic Fracturing: Where are we Now? (Presentation) (9/13/2013) - Because of the NC’s compulsory pooling law, RAFI and other advocates were concerned about the potential threats to landowner rights. The “Hydraulic Fracturing: Where Are We Now?,” presentation embedded below...
90PercentThreshold-Infographic UPDATED GRAPHIC: What does Compulsory Pooling mean? (9/11/2013) - Even with a 90% threshold of consent for drilling, more than half of area landowners could be pooled against their will.
InfoGraphic-and-Map2-smaller In the News: Fracking Rule Gets New Scrutiny (9/5/2013) - Compulsory pooling is “a particularly bad infringement on landowners’ ability to decide what to do with their own resource,” said James Robinson, director of the RAFI's Landowner Rights and Fracking Project.



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