North Carolina residents now have the opportunity to affect fracking policy. The state Mining and Energy Commission is accepting comments and suggestions regarding their proposed regulations. Lee Jenkins has more.
North Carolina’s Mining and Energy Commission will accept public comments on its proposed oil and gas development regulations. Lee Jenkins reports.
The regulations were drafted in response to the Energy Modernization Act, which legalized fracking. The Commission is currently allowing citizens to offer suggestions and feedback to the proposed rules via written and oral comments. While the commission will examine all comments, it will more heavily consider suggestions with a strong factual basis. Commissioner Jim Womack:
This week on the Down East Journal, we report on the recent proposal to send fracking waste water to eastern North Carolina for storage. Also, an unusual number of arctic birds called dovekies are turning up along the coast often injured and malnourished. We speak with a local wildlife sanctuary about this phenomenon and why the birds are dying after being rehabilitated. Listen for the Down East Journal, Friday at noon on PRE, Public Radio East. Catch the rebroadcast Saturday at noon on PRE, Public Radio East, News and Ideas at 88.5 WZNB New Bern, 91.5 WBJD Atlantic Bea