Fracking

Air pollution mandate change for NC fracking signed into law
Environmental legislation that gives leeway to a North Carolina state panel in creating air pollution rules for fracking has been signed into law by Gov. Pat McCrory. Tue, 03/17/2015 - 2:48am
NC House members want air emission rules for fracking
Three North Carolina Republican lawmakers want to make clear a state environmental panel must draw up rules designed to minimize toxic emissions related to any upcoming natural gas exploration through fracking. Tue, 03/10/2015 - 2:50am
NC panel eyes unannounced fracking inspections
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. Thu, 11/06/2014 - 1:34am
NC troopers to add security to fracking hearing
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. Fri, 08/22/2014 - 11:30pm
Public can comment on proposed rules for fracking at series of hearings
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. Wed, 08/20/2014 - 12:38pm
Gov. McCrory signs NC fracking bill
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. Wed, 06/04/2014 - 5:18pm
Opponents rally against NC fracking bill
Opponents are rallying against a bill to allow fracking next year, even as the North Carolina House prepares to vote on the idea. Thu, 05/29/2014 - 7:29pm
James Taylor appears in anti-fracking TV ad
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. Fri, 02/21/2014 - 1:09pm
Commerce head wants fracking tax for incentives
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. Fri, 08/02/2013 - 2:41pm
NC lawmakers hone rules for gas, oil drilling
North Carolina lawmakers are honing rules that would govern underground natural gas drilling and encourage offshore oil drilling. Wed, 07/24/2013 - 1:39am