8:26 pm
Tue September 16, 2014

Conservationists Cry Foul Over Bussed-In Fracking Supporters

A natural gas fracking rig near Shreveport, Louisiana.
Credit Daniel Foster via Flickr

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
Credit From Wikimedia Commons, the free media repository

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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5:28 pm
Mon August 25, 2014

Protestors Say No to Fracking in North Carolina

Rockingham County is one of 14 to 20 counties in North Carolina that could be impacted by fracking.
Credit No Fracking in Rockingham (via Facebook)

Opponents to fracking are protesting ahead of a public meeting surrounding new state regulations  at the Rockingham County High School in Wentworth Monday.

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7:00 am
Tue August 12, 2014

Rockingham Residents Express Concerns Over Use of Dan River Water For Fracking

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
Credit Keri Brown

Nearly 150 people in Rockingham County gathered Monday night at the County Cooperative Extension Office in Reidsville to learn the facts about hydraulic fracturing, or fracking.

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1:00 am
Mon August 11, 2014

Rockingham County Residents Will Learn More About Plans for Gas Drilling

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.

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