Forty years ago, when North Carolina banned using deep wells to permanently dump industrial waste, some thought the issue had been decided for good. Now state lawmakers who want to turn North Carolina into the nations next fracking hotspot are reopening the case for injecting brines and toxins deep underground.
(2 months and 16 days ago)
A bill introduced in the North Carolina General Assembly will practically ground all drones in the state if it is not rewritten. The bill proposes to “regulate the use of drones to conduct searches” and is already being praised by the ACLU of North Carolina as an “opportunity to place strong safeguards and regulations on the use of drones . . . .” The bill, however,...
(1 month and 18 days ago)
"I've been asked as I go through this process whether this is a pro-fracking or anti-fracking bill," said Rep. Ray Rodrigues, R-Estero, the bill's sponsor. "It is a transparency bill."
(25 days ago)
Fracking has been a hot topic in the capital and central Piedmont recently, but it seems not as much in eastern North Carolina.
(2 months and 3 days ago)
Wed, 27 Feb 2013 12:47:00 GMTThe Associated PressFracking in North Carolina has taken its first step towards becoming a reality....
(2 months and 22 days ago)
Lifting a statewide ban on deep injection wells for contaminated wastewater could have implications beyond just the fracking industry, experts say.
(2 months and 4 days ago)
RALEIGH — Senate Republicans are pushing to make North Carolina more welcoming to energy companies with a bill that requires environmental regulators to promote business opportunities for energy compa
(3 months and 5 days ago)
RALEIGH - A new rule set for approval by the North Carolina Mining and Energy Commission requiring some disclosure of chemicals used in hydraulic fracturing has been withdrawn at the request of industry giant Halliburton.
(15 days ago)
RALEIGH - A controversial bill requiring North Carolina's health instructors to teach students that abortions can cause premature births in later pregnancies is headed to the Senate floor.
(10 days ago)
PITTSBORO - The head of a commission writing rules for natural gas fracking in North Carolina said today he doesn't think local governments should be allowed to pass stringent regulations that would effectively ban the practice.
(3 months and 3 days ago)
More Home news »