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Your chance to sound off on the safety of fracking….

Don’t forget – the N.C. Department of Environment and Natural Resources will hold a public hearing this evening in Lee County to present its draft report on fracking and take public comments.

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.)

2 Comments

  1. Bakken Oil

    March 20, 2012 at 7:47 pm

    I hope you’ll follow up on this post with an update from the public hearing. This is a very contentious issue, and I think the more exposure it gets in the media the better. The public is concerned, and I think the industry is guilty of being less than attentive, which is very short sighted.

  2. Frank Burns

    March 21, 2012 at 11:58 am

    My comment to the public hearing is let’s get on with this and implement the regulations that DENR recommends.