Hydraulic fracturing for natural gas hasn’t contaminated drinking water wells in Arkansas, according to a new study, but researchers said the geology there may be more of a natural barrier to pollution than in other areas where shale gas drilling takes place.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina gubernatorial candidates Walter Dalton and Pat McCrory each sound willing for the state to allow a newly sanctioned form of natural gas exploration in the state known as fracking.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — An environmental group said Tuesday it was rescinding an award presented to a North Carolina House member who voted to override Gov. Beverly Perdue’s veto of legislation to permit the form of shale gas exploration and production called “fracking.”
Rep. Becky Carney of Mecklenburg County, said she made a mistake when she pressed the green button at her desk to vote to override rather than the red “no” button. She tried to get her vote changed — which would have prevented the override — but the chamber’s operating rules don’t allow vote changes that would affect the outcome.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Senate has voted to override Gov. Beverly Perdue’s veto of a bill that would authorize fracking in North Carolina, but the House still must go along to cancel her objections to the measure on environmental and other concerns.