State regulators suggest fracking could be safe option

According to the Raleigh News and Observer, State environmental regulators say the process of extracting natural gas from underground shale deposits, known as “fracking,” can be done safely if adequate protections are in place. That’s the conclusion the state Department of Environment and Natural Resources reached in a study released Friday that legislators last year required it conduct with the Department of Commerce. But the study cautions that not enough is known about many environmental and economic consequences of the practice of horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing.


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  1. Dionysis

    Incredible. Try telling the people of Ohio and Pennsylvania that fracking can be “safe.” The energy industry lackeys will completely suspend reality and make up nonsense to placate their corporate masters. Anything to keep the money rolling in, the environment be damned.

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