NC panel recommends rules to force fracking - WNCT

NC panel recommends rules to force fracking


(AP) - A study committee is recommending a rule that could force North Carolina home owners to sell natural gas under their homes and farm land.
The News & Observer of Raleigh reported ( ) a study group recommends using a 1945 law for shale gas exploration, or fracking.
Thousands of property owners could be affected in North Carolina's gas-rich Lee, Moore and Chatham counties.
The recommendation is now headed to the state environment department, which is required to make its own recommendations to two legislative panels by Oct. 1. The General Assembly would ultimately have the final say over rules for what's called forced or compulsory pooling.
Therese Vick with the Blue Ridge Environmental Defense League says it's wrong to take away what she called personal freedoms to benefit a for-profit industry.
Information from: The News & Observer,

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