The N.C. Senate and House voted to lift the moratorium on fracking and Gov. Pat McCrory is signing the bill. The bill will not allow cities to ban/limit fracking and does not require the companies to disclose the chemical content of the fracking fluid.
I realize a lot of people do not know what fracking is. There have been reports on the news about earthquakes related to fracking but that would be a blessing if that were the only side effect. “Fracking” is hydraulic fracturing, where natural gas is extracted from rocks beneath the surface by drilling into the ground and pumping a mixture of water and chemicals into the rocks to cause cracks, releasing the gases. The fluids released into the ground are some of the most harmful substances we can be exposed to and since they are being put into the ground, it contaminates the drinking water.