Skip to comments.NC fracking bill becomes law with veto override
Posted on 07/03/2012 8:34:42 AM PDT by greenwill
RALEIGH, N.C. - The gas-drilling process known as "fracking" will be authorized in North Carolina now that the General Assembly has overridden Gov. Beverly Perdue's veto of a bill that sets rules and regulations for the form of shale gas production.
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Perdue issued the veto Sunday, saying she objected to the bill based on environmental and other concerns.
One dem accidentally voted in favor, lol
good job NC Republicans!!!
Perdue is so aptly named.
I believe she was told by the vote counters that it would fail, even without her vote, and wanted to be on record as supporting it. I love it when their games fail them.
It was probably just an accident ... bump! ;-)
Is there any “frackable” gas/oil in NC, or was this just for show?
Nice little boot in the butt for Perdue as she exits left in November.
Maybe there’s hope for NC afterall.
Wonder if the Obama campaign will banish her to the weeds during the convention? Having such a ‘loser’ on the stage with The Won might upset his mojo & they don’t care who they throw under the bus.
“Is there any frackable gas/oil in NC, or was this just for show?”
There doesn’t appear to be any known shale gas reservoirs there and I doubt if there is any oil so it is for show.
There is no current production in North Carolina, to my knowledge. Their best bet would be coalbed methane or offshore where some wells found some non-commercial shows back the 1970-1980’s. There have only been 129 wells drilled in the entire state. That is less than a three-mile radius of where I am sitting in my office in Texas. Only seven wells have been drilled in NC since 1980. Next, Maine will ban fracing and then override it for show.
It's Triassic Basin, if that means anything to you geologically. All I know is the Triassic had dinosaurs. And cavemen!
Several Democrats voted for it, but one did by accident and she is beside herself bc that was the deciding vote.
“All I know is the Triassic had dinosaurs. And cavemen!”
I believe that there were some early dinosaurs during that period, but it was a bit early for cavemen, 245 to 208 million years ago.
Just because the USGS says that deposits there that doesn’t mean they are commercially viable, but maybe so. After all much of the oil and gas being produced today wasn’t viable a few years ago. New technolgy and increasing prices can change everything.
Fracking is not a gas drilling process.
It is a "process" that is done after drilling is completed. It is done for both oil and gas wells.
There is no current oil production in North Carolina.
Oil Production by State
There is no current gas production in North Carolina.
Number of Producing Gas Wells by State
However, there is potential to produce from tight formations such as shale.
Hydrocarbon Source Rocks in the Deep River
and Dan River Triassic Basins, North Carolina
N.C. Department of Environment and Natural Resources
Shale Gas - Overview / Introduction
There, fixed it.
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