A conservation group is questioning some people who came to a public hearing in western North Carolina to support fracking. The Blue Ridge Environmental Defense League has a video showing that the group of supporters from Winston-Salem seemed to know very little about the issue at the hearing late last week in Cullowhee.
Rockingham County residents listen to a legal expert about the importance of finding out who owns the mineral rights on a piece of land before a gas lease is signed. Agricultural agencies in the area held an education meeting about fracking in Reidsville on Monday, August 11, 2014
Gas drilling sites could soon pop up in several counties in the Piedmont. In Rockingham County, residents who live near the Dan River say they recently overcame a coal ash spill, but news of possible fracking near the waterway is raising even more concerns
Credit Penn State Outreach & Online Education's photostream --Marcellus Shale (via Tom Murphy)
The North Carolina legislature has paved the way for hydraulic fracturing or fracking to begin in the state. Rockinghman County is one of the first areas to be considered for the process, and on Monday, August 11, residents will learn what the new law might mean for them.