Fracking

Bill heading towards N.C. Senate would make it a crime to publicly disclose the secret chemical mixtures that energy companies pump into the ground when fracking for natural gas. (Getty Images)

NC Legislative Committees OK Gas Fracking Bill

Bill would make it a crime to publicly disclose the secret chemical mixtures that energy companies pump into the ground when fracking for natural gas.

05/20/2014

A hydraulic fracturing site is viewed on June 19, 2012 in South Montrose, Pa. (credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Study: Fracking Didn’t Contaminate Drinking Water Wells In Arkansas

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.

05/17/2013

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Dalton, McCrory Differ On Fracking’s Future In NC

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.

CBS Charlotte–10/31/2012

New York State Mulls Limited Fracking In Southern Tier

NC Lawmaker Loses Award After Fracking Vote

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.”

CBS Charlotte–07/05/2012

A hydraulic fracturing site is viewed on June 19, 2012 in South Montrose, Pa. (credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

NC Lawmakers Legalize ‘Fracking’ After Dem Mistakenly Votes For It

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.

07/04/2012

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NC Fracking Bill One Step Closer To Law On Override

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.

CBS Charlotte–07/02/2012

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