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Old 08-11-2014, 09:03 AM
 
Location: Chapelboro
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Fracking is not likely to occur around Asheville. There is the potential down the road for some in the far western portion of NC (Swain, Graham, Cherokee counties), but the portion of the state most likely to feel impact from fracking first is almost in the center of the state in the Triassic Basin area under Lee County (Sanford) and Chatham County.



Public hearings on fracking will begin taking place next week in Raleigh and continue in various parts of the state through Sept 12th when they will be held at Western Carolina. The public is encouraged to come out and make their voices heard.

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Public Hearings on Oil and Gas Rules in August/September!
August 20, Raleigh, 10 AM to 2 PM, McKimmon Center, NC State Univ.
August 22, Sanford, 5 PM to 9 PM, Dennis Wicker Center, 1801 Nash St.
August 25, Reidsville, 5 PM to 9 PM, Rockingham County High School, 180 High School Rd.
September 12, Culhowee, 5 PM to 9 PM Western Carolina Univ., 199 Centennial Drive

Public hearings coming up next month are a critical opportunity for the public to weigh in
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Old 08-11-2014, 09:12 AM
 
Location: Durm
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Quite maddening that the Raleigh one is during the workday...but entirely unsurprising.
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Old 08-11-2014, 09:33 AM
 
Location: Chapelboro
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Yeah, not surprising.

The Sanford one is Friday evening and Raleigh folks should be able to get to that one. I know that several groups are planning to go. I was talking with a friend who had been to previous meetings and they are encouraging people to come out.
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Old 08-11-2014, 02:52 PM
 
Location: N. Ga
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Also, as with anything if you only listen to one side of the whole fracking issue, you are going to be sorely misinformed. The letters, news articles, etc provide the lunches at my work with many hours of laughable enjoyment. (due to some of the crazy stuff people or newspapers say when it comes to fracking)
Ditto! Try working in the pipeline industry now, what with the Keystone debacle and all....
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Old 08-12-2014, 10:09 AM
 
Location: Chapelboro
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Just saw this this morning: NC officials: WNC fracking-related tests starting soon | CarolinaPublicPress.org

Looks like testing for fracking in western NC will be happening sooner rather than later.
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Old 08-12-2014, 10:20 AM
 
Location: Gods country
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Read it and weep guys and gals.

Gov. McCrory signs NC fracking gas drilling bill
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Old 08-12-2014, 10:38 AM
 
Location: Durm
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Read it and weep guys and gals.

Gov. McCrory signs NC fracking gas drilling bill
He is an evil man.
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Old 08-12-2014, 11:09 AM
 
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Read it and weep guys and gals.

Gov. McCrory signs NC fracking gas drilling bill
That article repeats the sound bite that is repeated ad nauseam: "There are more than 1,000 documented cases of contaminated water from fracking".

There may 1000 cases documented, but they are all unproven. At best what is available is circumstantial evidence because groundwater contamination does occur naturally, or possibly unnaturally via production accidents.

One way to resolve this issue once and for all is to require fracking companies to include in their fracking fluids (including wastewater) some kind of harmless, unique chemical marker that would prove if what they are injecting is actually responsible for the contamination.
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Old 08-12-2014, 11:16 AM
 
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That article repeats the sound bite that is repeated ad nauseam: "There are more than 1,000 documented cases of contaminated water from fracking".

There may 1000 cases documented, but they are all unproven. At best what is available is circumstantial evidence because groundwater contamination does occur naturally, or possibly unnaturally via production accidents.

One way to resolve this issue once and for all is to require fracking companies to include in their fracking fluids (including wastewater) some kind of harmless, unique chemical marker that would prove if what they are injecting is actually responsible for the contamination.

logical and putting a plan to it should preclude technical problems. but idealogues are what they are, no matter their stripes
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Old 08-12-2014, 11:24 AM
 
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and to add to discussion if this becomes reality and fracking is implemented in this WNC basin then this is just one in a list of exploitation we have endured in our native homeland. Extraction of resources, oh gee that hasn't been done before. Build lakes and shut down mines and cover timber. Flood people's homes and make them move so the nation can have cheap TVA electricity, and the gigantic timber - gone.

Given the map posted if they found the necessary shale this could force a big issue: GSNP vs fracking. Eastern Band of the Cherokee Land Trust vs fracking. Unless they can all co-exist.

Heck move us all to Oklahoma this time.

Being a little sarcastic and I apologize. But now that I am in my senior years, it becomes clear that nothing is new.
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