It appears it isn’t just environmental and community groups who are wary about the possibility of hydraulic fracturing in North Carolina.
Raleigh’s City Council is working on a resolution requesting “no legislation in this field until the safety of the process can be established by the appropriate state agencies.”
There are two different drafts of the resolution, which were discussed briefly at the last council meeting May 1. One was prepared by the Raleigh City Attorney’s office and the other by District D Counselor Thomas Crowder.
The former draft portrays the issue in a much more negative light in regards to the environmental impact of fracking. The latter draft seems more concerned with the legislative and financial regulation of the practice. Read both below.
Both versions request further research into the issue and its potential impacts on NC.
The council will discuss the wording of the resolution at its next meeting Monday, May 14.