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Fracking

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