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.
"Our patented technologies greatly improve the methodology of removing contaminants from oil field wastewater, and compared with current methods, it is more cost effective, and can be done onsite," said Jeff Soward, President of ARANA Water Technologies.
Upon the latest exasperating delay of the Keystone XL pipeline project, our union - the Laborers' International Union of North America - suggested that the Obama administration grow a set of antlers or take a lesson from Popeye and eat some spinach.
The Obama administration on Friday extended the review period on the Keystone XL pipeline, perhaps pushing back a final decision on the disputed project until after the Nov. 4 congressional elections.