North Carolina countered county fracking regulations with Senate Bill 119 on October 1st. Senate Bill 119 comes in at the tail of the Texas legislature’s H.B. 40, discussed earlier this week in this blog. Both designate state control versus local control over fracking regulations.
Local counties, such as Chatham and Stokes, have passed hydraulic fracking moratoriums since mid-August, and Lee county is currently considering passing its own. Stokes County’s moratorium lasts for three years and prevents the issuance of zoning permits connected to oil-and-gas development. Chatham County’s moratorium lasts for two years and halts all hydraulic fracking. These moratoriums … Continue Reading