North Carolina’s Oil and Gas Commission is set to meet today, but the group that was once set to spearhead fracking would face an uphill economic, geological and political battle today.
Here is how the NC House and Senate voted on legislation that gives leeway to a North Carolina state panel in creating air pollution rules for fracking.
A total of 217,285 comments on the draft rules for oil and natural gas exploration have been counted by staff from the N.C. Division of Energy, Mineral and Land Resources, who serve the commission.
So now that the last public hearing on the rules governing possible fracking in North Carolina has taken place, what’s next?
In the fourth and final public hearing on North Carolina’s fracking-related rules, mountain residents largely decried the proposed rules, expressing concerns about ground and surface-water pollution, industrial accidents, pipeline failures and declining property values, among other items.