Fracking bill advances in N.C. legislature

Posted: May 16, 2012 in Fracking

Fracking bill advances in N.C. legislature – State –

“As written, his bill would prohibit local city or county governments from passing ordinances that would ban fracking. Such ordinances in other states have resulted in lawsuits between energy companies and local governments.

The bill would also protect natural gas drilling companies with a 2-year ban on public disclosure of all records, data and other information related to their fracking operations here. Data classified as a trade secret would be shielded forever, an issue of concern to environmental organizations because energy companies in other states have said the chemical cocktails they inject during fracking are trade secrets.”




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