Fracking in North Carolina

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6:58 am
Fri May 30, 2014

House Passes Hydraulic Fracturing Bill

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. 

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Local
4:08 pm
Wed May 28, 2014

Fracking Bill Passes 2nd House Reading

Head of hydraulic fracturing pump
Joshua Doubek

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

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Local
10:26 am
Wed June 6, 2012

Fracking Could Soon Be Legal In North Carolina

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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. 

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Local
5:00 am
Thu May 3, 2012

Greater consumer protections needed if fracking comes to North Carolina

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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. 

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