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NC panel eyes unannounced fracking inspections
Submitted by Makenzi Henderson on Wed, 11/05/2014 - 8:34pm.

Hearing officers who studied public comments on fracking in North Carolina are recommending that rules be revised to allow unannounced inspections of hydraulic fracturing operations. The report was prepared by three members of the state Mining and Energy Commission for the full board to consider at meetings starting Thursday.

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NC troopers to add security to fracking hearing
Submitted by Makenzi Henderson on Fri, 08/22/2014 - 6:30pm.

State officials say the N.C. Highway Patrol is stepping in to provide security so a public meeting on fracking can be held in Sanford. State Department of Environment and Natural Resources spokesman Jamie Kritzer says troopers will handle security Friday along with State Capitol Police officers.

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Public can comment on proposed rules for fracking at series of hearings
Submitted by Allyson Lorick on Wed, 08/20/2014 - 7:38am.

The public is invited to a meeting with North Carolina officials to comment on proposed rules for the oil and gas drilling method known as fracking.

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Gov. McCrory signs NC fracking bill
Submitted by WWAY on Wed, 06/04/2014 - 12:18pm.

Gov. Pat McCrory has signed into law a bill that clears the way for permits to be issued for fracking in North Carolina as soon as next spring.

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Opponents rally against NC fracking bill
Submitted by WWAY on Thu, 05/29/2014 - 2:29pm.

Opponents are rallying against a bill to allow fracking next year, even as the North Carolina House prepares to vote on the idea.

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James Taylor appears in anti-fracking TV ad
Submitted by Ashley Jacobs on Fri, 02/21/2014 - 8:09am.

Singer-songwriter James Taylor is starring in a television ad for an environmental group urging North Carolina viewers to challenge efforts to allow natural gas exploration through fracking in the state where he grew up.

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Commerce head wants fracking tax for incentives
Submitted by WWAY on Fri, 08/02/2013 - 9:41am.

The head of North Carolina's economic development agency says she wants to tax fracking to raise money for incentive deals that can lure companies to locate or expand in the state.

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NC lawmakers hone rules for gas, oil drilling
Submitted by Chris Phillips on Tue, 07/23/2013 - 8:39pm.

North Carolina lawmakers are honing rules that would govern underground natural gas drilling and encourage offshore oil drilling.

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NC fracking bill doesn't set permit issuance date
Submitted by Chris Phillips on Fri, 07/19/2013 - 10:47pm.

Compromise legislation to further encourage the exploration of natural gas in North Carolina doesn't tinker after all with the schedule on future fracking permits.

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NC Senate bill adds divisive new fracking measures
Submitted by WWAY on Tue, 06/25/2013 - 1:07pm.

What's often considered an annual environmental housecleaning bill in the North Carolina Legislature is drawing fierce criticism after some new provisions on hydraulic fracturing were added.

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