NC legislature approves fracking bill allowing state to issue permits

Here’s an excerpt from the Carolina Public Press article:

North Carolina’s legislature, in a fast flurry Thursday, approved the state’s issuing permits for fracking for natural gas.

Turning down a string of Democratic amendments, the North Carolina House gave the bill final approval on a 64-50 vote. Hours later the Senate agreed to the House changes, 33-12, without debate.

With Gov. Pat McCrory’s expected signature, the state could begin issuing permits next spring. …

Democrats fought in vain to add provisions on air emissions, drilling worker housing, disposal of fracking wastes and public disclosure of fracking chemicals.

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