NC Fracking Rules Take Effect Today, State Doesn’t Explode

People who want to push their narrow and rigid cultish dogma and force Other People to pay more for energy protect the environment are Very Concerned

(Fayetteville Observer)  Rules governing the hydraulic fracturing method for drilling natural gas are expected to take effect today, creating the potential for drilling to start later in the year.

The set of 120 rules that govern issues including well construction, water testing and buffer zones was developed by the state Mining and Energy Commission over nearly two years and approved in December by a separate state panel.

With the fracking rules in place, companies interested in finding natural gas can begin applying for fracking permits. A member of the Mining and Energy Commission, James Womack, said a company interested in fracking would first have to acquire the mineral rights for several hundred acres to create what’s known as a drilling unit. (snip)

Opponents include the Southern Environmental Law Center, which filed a lawsuit arguing that the formation of the Mining and Energy Commission violated the state constitution. A panel of judges hasn’t been selected yet to hear the case, said Mary Maclean Asbill, one of the center’s lawyers.

“We hope that permits will not issue any time soon, as many of the rules are not protective of the environment or human health in North Carolina,” she said.

Well, as a Raleigh, NC resident, I can positively state that the land has not exploded, the rivers are not on fire, and everything is fine.

Funny that the SELC hasn’t filed suit against Obama and the EPA for their unconstitutional over-reaches, eh? It’s also funny that the nations with the most energy tend to have the best lives.

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2 Responses to “NC Fracking Rules Take Effect Today, State Doesn’t Explode”

  1. Jeffery says:

    Well, as a Raleigh, NC resident, I can positively state that the land has not exploded, the rivers are not on fire, and everything is fine.

    Brilliant observation. No wonder thinking people shake their heads. How many wells were drilled today?

    Do you think the 120 rules regulating hydraulic fracturing are too little, too much or just right?

  2. david7134 says:

    I am on well water and have a gas well one half mile away, no problem. In fact, in a 2 mile radius from my house there are probably 50 to 100 wells, no problem. Myself and my neighbors welcomed the oil companies and would feel mighty bad if they instituted laws like you are talking about. But if other states want to do that, fine, it just means a kick in our royalty payments.

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