11:16 am
Thu December 18, 2014

Commission Approves NC Fracking Rules

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A state panel has approved a comprehensive list of regulations for companies that want fracking permits to drill for and collect natural gas in North Carolina. The rules are now ready for consideration by the state legislature.

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9:39 am
Mon December 8, 2014

Environmentalists Critical Of Proposed NC Fracking Rules

North Carolina's Mining and Energy Commission says it reviewed more than 217,000 public comments after hearings on the draft rules for fracking this past summer.
Credit photo by: Daniel Foster via flickr

North Carolina's fracking regulations are getting a final review this month by a state Rules Review Commission. Some rules, like more distance between natural gas drilling sites and drinking water supplies, are appeasing environmental groups. But they say one suggested regulation needs more work: how to store and monitor waste water from the process.

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4:56 am
Mon September 29, 2014

Environment Ranks Low Among Voter Concerns

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It’s been a big year for environmental news in North Carolina. First there was a major coal ash spill into the   Dan River in February that raised concerns about water quality. 

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8:26 pm
Tue September 16, 2014

Conservationists Cry Foul Over Bussed-In Fracking Supporters

A natural gas fracking rig near Shreveport, Louisiana.
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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.


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SciWorks Radio
5:00 pm
Fri September 5, 2014

Fracking with Bacteria

Colonies of B. subtilis grown on a culture dish in a molecular biology laboratory
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SciWorks Radio is a production of 88.5 WFDD and SciWorks, the Science Center and Environmental Park of Forsyth County, located in Winston-Salem.

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