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3 months ago
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Judge temporarily halts fracking approvals in NC

A judge has ordered North Carolina not to approve any fracking operations until the state Supreme Court rules on a legal question about how state panels are formed.
Air pollution mandate change for NC fracking signed into law
6 months ago
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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.
NC House members want air emission rules for fracking
6 months ago
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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.
NC panel eyes unannounced fracking inspections
10 months ago
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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.
NC troopers to add security to fracking hearing
1 year ago
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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.
Public can comment on proposed rules for fracking at series of hearings
1 year ago
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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.
Gov. McCrory signs NC fracking bill
1 year ago
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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.
Opponents rally against NC fracking bill
1 year ago
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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.
James Taylor appears in anti-fracking TV ad
2 years ago
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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.
Commerce head wants fracking tax for incentives
2 years ago
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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.