Nearly 600 people on Wednesday showed up at North Carolina State's McKimmon Center to voice their opinions about fracking to the state's Mining and Energy Commission for the first time since Gov. Pat McCrory signed the "fracking bill" into law in January.
A recent Neilson poll found three connected points among registered U.S. voters on domestic oil and natural gas development that should resonate in Washington. Across party lines, age and gender, strong majorities of registered voters support more domestic drilling and production.
Regarding the June 5 news article "N.C. now open to fracking": "When opportunity knocks, all some people can do is complain about the noise," Bill Maher said. I applaud Gov. Pat McCrory and our state legislators who weren't distracted by the noise. Opportunity knocked, and they answered.
Gov. Pat McCrory's signing of major energy legislation into law Wednesday sets the stage for preliminary exploration of North Carolina's shale gas potential, with the state government taking the lead where private industry has been reluctant to commit.