From Pine View Farm

Everybody Must Get Fracked 0

This week North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory (R) signed into law a bill that opens up the state to fracking for natural gas. The Energy Modernization Act will allow drilling permits to be issued 61 days after the state Mining and Energy Commission approves final rules for the industry, which is expected to happen by next summer.

The report goes on to point out, in the This Surprises You How Dept.? that North Carolina’s Republican legislators can’t be trusted (emphasis added).

The new law breaks a pledge from legislators that they would review and approve the rules before the state’s drilling moratorium could be lifted. Environmental advocates also criticize the law for failing to adequately address the risks associated with fracking and for weakening safeguards. Supporters claim it will boost North Carolina’s economy.

I am certain it will boost North Carolina’s economy. Construction jobs increase after earthquakes and fires.


I’m so old that I can remember when North Carolina was held up as the “progressive face of the New South.” Now it’s gone all retro.


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