In the News

May - July


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

As did the News & Observer.

Wilmington Star News, which also quoted Will.

and so did WRAL-TV

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

And the Associated Press.

Policy Watch.

And Independent Weekly in a roundup of the session.

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

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

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

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

And by the Associated Press.

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

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


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.

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

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

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

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

And the N&O.

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.

And News 14.


And CBS News.

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.

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


And in article about the upcoming legislative session.



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.

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

And the Pilot of Southern Pines.

The site was cited in a Policy Watch post.

Durham Herald Sun.

And in the N&O.

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.

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

And in the N&O/Charlotte Observer.

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

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

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.

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

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

And on WSOC-TV.

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

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.


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