Last week DENR released a draft of their extensive study that found this controversial method of natural gas drilling can be done safely if regulations are put in place first.
Eight grassroots groups have studied the 400+ page report and say DENR’s conclusions don’t fit the facts. They have planned a press conference this evening at 5:50pm, just prior to the public hearing.
Tonight’s meeting will run from 6:30pm to 9:30pm at the Dennis A. Wicker Civic Center.
Can’t make it tonight? DENR has a second meeting planned for next Tuesday (the 27th) in Chapel Hill.
Written comments will also be accepted through April 1. (Written comments can be sent via email to Shale_gas_comments@ncdenr.gov; or through the mail to NCDENR, attn: Trina Ozer, 1601 MSC, Raleigh, NC 27699.)