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NC troopers to add security to fracking hearing

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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. Full story...
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Public can comment on proposed rules for fracking at series of hearings

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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. Full story...
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Gov. McCrory signs NC fracking bill

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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. Full story...
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Opponents rally against NC fracking bill

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Opponents are rallying against a bill to allow fracking next year, even as the North Carolina House prepares to vote on the idea. Full story...
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James Taylor appears in anti-fracking TV ad

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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. Full story...
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Commerce head wants fracking tax for incentives

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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. Full story...
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NC lawmakers hone rules for gas, oil drilling

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North Carolina lawmakers are honing rules that would govern underground natural gas drilling and encourage offshore oil drilling. Full story...
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NC fracking bill doesn't set permit issuance date

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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. Full story...
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NC Senate bill adds divisive new fracking measures

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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. Full story...
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Energy exploration bill returns to NC Senate panel

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Supporters of a bill to allow permits for underground natural gas exploration in North Carolina say the legislation would cause energy companies to consider drilling in the state. Full story...
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NC energy panel meeting again in Raleigh

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Members of a panel directed by the Legislature to develop regulations that would allow for expanded North Carolina inland energy exploration are still developing their plan to complete their tasks. Full story...
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New research shows no Marcellus Shale pollution

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New research on Marcellus Shale gas drilling in Pennsylvania may only add to the debate over whether the industry poses long-term threats to drinking water. Full story...
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Rep. Susi Hamilton issues statement on fracking vote

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Rep. Susi Hamilton has issued a statement, clarifying why she voted to override Governor Perdue's veto on fracking. Full story...
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Hamilton defends vote against fracking veto

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video A state representative from Wilmington is defending her vote that helped override Gov. Bev Perdue's veto of a bill on fracking. The vote is also earning Rep. Susi Hamilton (D-18th District) a lot of criticism. Full story...
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Environmental group rescinds Hamilton award after fracking flip flop

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The North Carolina League of Conservation Voters (NCLCV) announced today it is rescinding its "Rising Star" award given to Rep. Susi Hamilton on June 20. Full story...
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