Fracking in North Carolina

Update:  The Senate approved the House changes late Thursday.  Senate Bill 786 is now on Governor Pat McCrory's desk awaiting a signature. 

North Carolina is one step closer to allowing hydraulic fracturing in the state. 

Joshua Doubek

A bill that would allow hydraulic fracturing in North Carolina is racing through Chambers during this short session of the General Assembly. 

Fracking Could Soon Be Legal In North Carolina

Jun 6, 2012
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A Senate committee is recommending a protocol it says the state of North Carolina should follow while legalizing a controversial form of natural gas drilling. 

By OIa.devicenteninja (Own work) [CC-BY-SA-3.0 (], via Wikimedia Commons

As state lawmakers consider whether to allow drilling for natural gas – or fracking -- in North Carolina, Attorney General Roy Cooper has been looking into consumer protection issues surrounding the practice.