Fracking

Contract for Exploratory Oil Drilling in Cumberland-Marlboro Basin

Environmental regulators this week issued the state's first contracts to test sites in North Carolina for oil and gas resources ahead of any potential drilling.

The two contracts with Sanford-based Patterson Exploration Services will cost the state $236,500 for core sampling in several locations in Stokes, Scotland, Hoke and Cumberland counties.

Now wait just a fracking minute...

The NC Mining and Energy Commission is not permitted to issue permits, since their very existence is under question by the courts. Like a stopped clock, McCrory (accidentally) got this one right by challenging the NCGA. Not that his choices would have been any less unethical, but we takes our victories where we can get 'em.

Jane's Political Salon: Fracking

Let's start with the North Carolina Constitution:

Sec. 5. Conservation of natural resources.

It shall be the policy of this State to conserve and protect its lands and waters for the benefit of all its citizenry, and to this end it shall be a proper function of the State of North Carolina and its political subdivisions to acquire and preserve park, recreational, and scenic areas, to control and limit the pollution of our air and water, to control excessive noise, and in every other appropriate way to preserve as a part of the common heritage of this State its forests, wetlands, estuaries, beaches, historical sites, openlands, and places of beauty.

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