Two weeks after a newly formed state oil and gas board met to begin deliberating North Carolina’s regulation of hydraulic fracturing (fracking), an environmental group has released a report of what it says are wide-ranging negative ramifications of the practice.
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Gov. Bev Perdue issued an executive order on Monday calling on various state agencies to organize a work group to study hydraulic fracturing (fracking) and then make recommendations for the best ways to regulate the practice.
Hydraulic fracturing (fracking) can be done safely “as long as the right protections are in place prior to issuance of any permits for the practice,” according to a draft report from North Carolina’s Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR).