The issue of fracking by the oil and gas industry - already one of the most controversial issues of our time - is not a political issue, but one which has the potential to forever alter the quality of life for each of us, regardless of our beliefs.
Our mountain area, source of pristine water for the region around us, is at risk. Our property rights have been placed in jeopardy by the new law. Farming and natural beauty would be permanently destroyed wherever the industry chooses to drill. There are reams of data and references to violations by the O & G industry in other states, as well as negligence by the regulatory agencies.
But...let us suppose that everything works exactly as the O&G industry tells us it will - and so far, they have a history of failed promises. But let’s imagine for a moment that fracking in North Carolina is done in a perfect world.