Sen. Rucho and colleagues rolled out their proposal for oil and gas this week, and it’s even worse than we feared. It would immediately allow exemptions from state rules preventing high pressure injections and horizontal drilling for gas extraction and even waste injection, making fracking a “done deal” in NC, with a vulnerable two year moratorium on permits. The bill would create a new Oil and Gas Board that would conflict with DENR authority for environmental protection, and undermine local control of oil and gas activities.MORE DETAILS AND ACTION STEPS IN THE NEXT FEW DAYS!
FrackUpdate: April 14-17
Sen Rucho’s Terrible Bill: Legalize Fracking, Undermine Local Control