In the News

May - July

 

The Associated Press quoted Will Morgan of the Sierra Club on the Fracking Vote of S820.

http://charlotte.cbslocal.com/2012/07/05/nc-lawmaker-loses-award-after-fracking-vote/

As did the News & Observer.

http://projects.newsobserver.com/under_the_dome/rep_hamilton_defends_fracking_vote

Wilmington Star News, which also quoted Will.

http://www.starnewsonline.com/article/20120703/ARTICLES/120709952?p=all&tc=pgall

and so did WRAL-TV

http://www.wral.com/news/state/nccapitol/story/11276703/

And here’s a second WRAL story, which also quoted Will.

http://www.wral.com/news/state/nccapitol/blogpost/11274684/

And the Associated Press.

http://www.foxcharlotte.com/news/local/161230885.html

Policy Watch.

http://pulse.ncpolicywatch.org/2012/07/03/environmental-group-rescinds-rep-hamiltons-award-following-fracking-vote/

And Independent Weekly in a roundup of the session.

http://www.indyweek.com/indyweek/a-summer-of-mayhem-courtesy-of-the-nc-legislature/Content?oid=3106068

Chatham Olive of the Sierra Club was quoted by WSOC-TV.

http://www.wsoctv.com/news/news/special-reports/lawmaker-discusses-mistaken-vote-controversial-fra/nPw6J/

Molly Diggins was quoted in an Independent Weekly article on the Legislature’s vote to override Gov. Perdue’s veto of fracking legislation.

http://www.indyweek.com/indyweek/tillis-ignores-carneys-pleas-to-correct-her-vote-on-fracking-bill/Content?oid=3096728

Molly was quoted in an Associated Press report on fracking legislation introduced in the Senate.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/06/01/north-carolina-fracking-proposal-introduced_n_1562257.html

Molly was quoted in an N&O story on the Legislature’s vote to override Gov. Perdue on fracking.

http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2012/07/03/3357704/state-senate-overrides-gov-perdues.html

And by the Associated Press.

http://www.fayobserver.com/articles/2012/07/02/1188097?sac=fo.business

Molly was quoted in an N&O/Charlotte Observer story on three anti-environment bills in the General Assembly.

http://www.newsobserver.com/2012/07/28/2228096/green-groups-urge-vetoes-for-death.html

Policy Watch reported Sierra Club’s role in a national “Stop the Frack Attack” demonstration in Washington.

http://pulse.ncpolicywatch.org/2012/07/23/coming-up-this-week-10/

 

April – May

 

Molly Diggins of the Sierra Club were quoted in an N&O/Charlotte Observer story on the legislative push to legalize natural gas fracking in North Carolina.

http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2012/04/18/3182433/bill-legalizing-fracking-in-nc.html

Will Morgan of the Sierra Club wrote a column for Policy Watch’s Progressive Voices examining the economic benefits claims of fracking supporters.

http://www.ncpolicywatch.com/2012/04/26/economic-realities-makes-rush-to-legalize-fracking-a-waste-of-time/

Will was quoted in an Independent Weekly article on the advancing fracking legislation.

http://www.indyweek.com/indyweek/sen-ruchos-fast-track-to-fracking/Content?oid=3059932

Will was quoted in an N&O/Charlotte Observer story on the Legislature’s short-session agenda.

http://www.newsobserver.com/2012/05/16/2066794/with-prep-work-done-lawmakers.html

A public forum on wind energy organized by the Sierra Club was reported by WRAL-TV.

http://www.wral.com/news/local/video/10994698/#/vid10994698

And the N&O.

http://www.newsobserver.com/2012/04/13/1997741/offshore-wind-forum-to-highlight.html

Carina Barnett-Loro of the Sierra Club was quoted in a Wilmington Star News story on a public hearing in Wilmington on the Obama administration’s plan to open the N.C. coast to oil and gas exploration.

http://www.starnewsonline.com/article/20120426/ARTICLES/120429741/1177?p=2&tc=pg

And News 14.

http://coastal.news14.com/content/top_stories/656786/department-of-interior-visits-nc-to-get-input-on-offshore-energy-exploration

WWAY-TV.

http://www.wwaytv3.com/2012/04/26/residents-debate-seismic-testing-off-our-coast

And CBS News.

http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-505245_162-57422848/north-carolinians-coastal-energy-surveys-needed/

Sierra Club’s Molly Diggins was quoted in an N&O/Charlotte Observer story on Gov. Perdue’s order creating a task force to regulate fracking.

http://www.newsobserver.com/2012/05/22/2080622/gov-perdue-issues-executive-order.html#storylink=misearch

And in a story about advancing legislation that would permit fracking.

http://www.newsobserver.com/2012/05/17/2068152/fracking-bill-advances-in-nc-legislature.html#storylink=misearch

And

http://www.newsobserver.com/2012/04/18/2009548/bill-legalizing-fracking-in-nc.html#storylink=misearch

And in article about the upcoming legislative session.

http://www.newsobserver.com/2012/05/16/2066794/with-prep-work-done-lawmakers.html#storylink=misearch

 

 

January  – March

 

Dustin Chicurel-Bayard of the Sierra Club was interviewed for a WTVD-TV report on Durham commissioners’ consideration of a ban on natural gas fracking.

http://abclocal.go.com/wtvd/story?section=news/local&id=8560292

Dustin was quoted in a Fayetteville Observer story on the Sierra Club’s new Web site for frackingnews.

http://fayobserver.com/articles/2012/01/24/1152456

And the Pilot of Southern Pines.

http://www.thepilot.com/news/2012/feb/01/boles-part-fracking-group-visiting-pennsylvania/

The site was cited in a Policy Watch post.

http://pulse.ncpolicywatch.org/2012/01/30/natural-gas-estimates-get-lower/

Durham Herald Sun.

http://www.heraldsun.com/view/full_story/17291915/article-Business-Briefs--Jan--26

And in the N&O.

http://blogs.newsobserver.com/business/sierra-club-launches-fracking-website#storylink=misearch

The Sierra Club’s Molly Diggins was quoted in a Policy Watch article on new state rules that allow billboard companies to clear cut trees to provide better visibility for their ads.

http://pulse.ncpolicywatch.org/2012/01/19/scenic-roads-no-more-temporary-rules-would-shave-trees-off-of-nc-roadsides/

Molly was quoted in an Asheville Citizen-Times article on the billboard rules.

http://www.citizen-times.com/article/20120206/OUTDOORS/302060027/Tree-cutting-bill-stirs-controversy-Asheville?odyssey=mod%7Cnewswell%7Ctext%7CFrontpage%7Cp

And in the N&O/Charlotte Observer.

http://www.newsobserver.com/2012/01/25/1804435/roadside-trees-will-be-lost-to.html#storylink=misearch

Will Morgan of the Sierra Club was quoted in a News 14 account of a legislative hearing on fracking.

http://triangle.news14.com/content/top_stories/653844/legislative-committee-leaning-toward-allowing-fracking

Will was quoted in an N&O/Charlotte Observer story on a state report citing North Carolina’s vast wind energy resources, which also ran in the Greensboro News & Record.

http://www.newsobserver.com/2012/02/09/1840756/nc-panel-touts-wind-energy-use.html#storylink=misearch

And in WECT-TV’s report on the report.

http://www.wect.com/story/16903905/report-nc-has-largest-offshore-wind-resource-on-east-coast

The Sierra Club’s sponsoring of a guided trip for a WECT-TV reporter through the proposed site of a cement plant in Wilmington was reported.

http://www.wect.com/story/16665157/looking-at-titan-from-an-opponents-viewpoint

A forum on wind energy at Carteret Community College sponsored by the Sierra Club was reportedin the Jacksonville Daily News.

http://www.jdnews.com/articles/offshore-100274-forum-wind.html

Sierra Club news release was quoted in a Charlotte Observer story on concerns that Charlotte city planners have about the anti-tree billboard rules.

http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2012/02/22/3034258/city-worries-billboard-law-will.html

And on WSOC-TV.

http://www.wsoctv.com/news/news/local/law-gives-billboard-companies-power-cut-down-trees/nHRHy/

And Molly’s talk with the Charlotte Observer editorial board resulted in a supporting opinion piece.

http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2012/02/05/2986024/billboard-rules-bow-to-wrong-kind.html

The work of the Sierra Club was cited and Sandra Diaz of Appalachian Voices quoted in a Daily Tar Heel story on a forum on the impact of coal on the environment at UNC-Chapel Hill.

http://www.dailytarheel.com/index.php/article/2012/02/4f44828a35e14

 

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