In the future, many North Carolinians may find themselves faced with the decision of whether or not to lease their property for the natural gas extraction process known as hydraulic fracturing or ‟fracking.” This video is an illustration of one man’s journey in making this decision. To find out more about your North Carolina property rights and how issues such as forced pooling can affect them, check our information pages, above.
No Fracking in Stokes was formed in 2012 in response to the news that some North Carolina legislators were proposing to overturn North Carolina’s longstanding environmental protection laws and allow fracking in North Carolina. A group of concerned citizens came together to stop the proposed legislation (SB820). We lost that battle by one vote.
Now we are fighting to educate the people of Stokes County and North Carolina to ensure that they do not fall prey to the energy companies.
Join the Facebook group No Fracking in Stokes County.
site was started by concerned Stokes County citizens
just like you. This group formed in the spring of
2012, and we are here for the long haul in the fight
against fracking in Stokes County. We are a
nonpartisan organization. We exchange information with
other grassroots groups, but we pay our expenses out
of our own pockets and receive no financial assistance
from outside the county.
We hold meetings as needed, usually at the Walnut Cove Public Library. If you would like to be on a mailing list of Stokes County citizens concerned about fracking, please write to us at:
NORTH CAROLINA STATE CONSTITUTION
ARTICLE XIV MISCELLANEOUS
Sec. 5. Conservation of natural resources.
It shall be the policy of this State to conserve and protect its lands and waters for the benefit of all its citizenry, and to this end it shall be a proper function of the State of North Carolina and its political subdivisions to acquire and preserve park, recreational, and scenic areas, to control and limit the pollution of our air and water, to control excessive noise, and in every other appropriate way to preserve as a part of the common heritage of this State its forests, wetlands, estuaries, beaches, historical sites, openlands, and places of beauty.