Fracking http://wunc.org en NC General Assembly Summary: Wednesday, June 4 http://wunc.org/post/nc-general-assembly-summary-wednesday-june-4 <p></p><p>It was a busy day in state government. Gov. Pat McCrory signed a much-anticipated and much-debated law that will allow natural gas mining companies to start drilling in the state next year, the Senate returned to the Capitol since finalizing the chamber’s budget proposal just past midnight on Saturday, and the national Common Core standards are continuing to unravel. Here’s a digest of the day in government:</p><p><strong>Fracking In NC</strong></p> Thu, 05 Jun 2014 12:36:35 +0000 Jorge Valencia 36727 at http://wunc.org NC General Assembly Summary: Wednesday, June 4 North Carolina Is One Step Closer To Lifting Its De-Facto Moratorium On Fracking http://wunc.org/post/north-carolina-one-step-closer-lifting-its-de-facto-moratorium-fracking <p></p><p></p> Fri, 30 May 2014 09:00:00 +0000 Jorge Valencia 36410 at http://wunc.org North Carolina Is One Step Closer To Lifting Its De-Facto Moratorium On Fracking NC General Assembly Short Session Update http://wunc.org/post/nc-general-assembly-short-session-update <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: normal; font-family: Tahoma; font-size: 15px">Moral Monday protests resume as the General Assembly's short session continues. Protestors visit individual lawmakers today to lobby for Medicaid expansion, unemployment insurance and education reform. Last week, the North Carolina Senate approved a fracking bill and tentatively approved a regulatory overhaul. Both pieces of legislation may face challenges in the House.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Tue, 27 May 2014 15:36:09 +0000 Meghan Modafferi & Frank Stasio 36216 at http://wunc.org NC General Assembly Short Session Update NC General Assembly Stories We’re Following: Week Of Tuesday, May 27 http://wunc.org/post/nc-general-assembly-stories-we-re-following-week-tuesday-may-27 <p>The biggest piece of legislation expected when North Carolina law makers return from the Memorial Day weekend is the Senate’s budget proposal for the fiscal year, which starts July 1. The office of Rules Committee Chairman Sen. Tom Apodaca (R-Hendersonville) said on Friday that a budget could be made public this week, and the office of Senate President Pro-Tem Phil Berger Jr. (R-Eden) similarly said a budget will be released “in the coming days.”<br /> Mon, 26 May 2014 21:24:35 +0000 Jorge Valencia 36172 at http://wunc.org NC General Assembly Stories We’re Following: Week Of Tuesday, May 27 NC Senate Wants Fracking In The State By July 2015, But House May Not Be Ready http://wunc.org/post/nc-senate-wants-fracking-state-july-2015-house-may-not-be-ready <p></p> Thu, 22 May 2014 00:11:52 +0000 Jorge Valencia 35942 at http://wunc.org NC Senate Wants Fracking In The State By July 2015, But House May Not Be Ready NC Senate Committees Move State One Step Closer To Fracking http://wunc.org/post/nc-senate-committees-move-state-one-step-closer-fracking <p></p><p></p> Wed, 21 May 2014 11:43:02 +0000 Jorge Valencia 35869 at http://wunc.org NC Senate Committees Move State One Step Closer To Fracking Five Actions NC Lawmakers Want To Take On Fracking This Spring http://wunc.org/post/five-actions-nc-lawmakers-want-take-fracking-spring <p></p><p></p> Fri, 09 May 2014 12:50:25 +0000 Jorge Valencia 35186 at http://wunc.org Five Actions NC Lawmakers Want To Take On Fracking This Spring NC’s Mining Commission Is On Track To Usher Fracking Wells By Spring 2015 http://wunc.org/post/nc-s-mining-commission-track-usher-fracking-wells-spring-2015 <p></p> Thu, 17 Apr 2014 09:06:52 +0000 Jorge Valencia 33936 at http://wunc.org NC’s Mining Commission Is On Track To Usher Fracking Wells By Spring 2015 North Carolina’s Rules On Fracking To Be Completed This Year, Well Permits To Be Issued Next Year http://wunc.org/post/north-carolina-s-rules-fracking-be-completed-year-well-permits-be-issued-next-year <p></p><p></p><p></p> Wed, 16 Apr 2014 12:40:42 +0000 Jorge Valencia 33876 at http://wunc.org North Carolina’s Rules On Fracking To Be Completed This Year, Well Permits To Be Issued Next Year Some Energy Speculators Drop Drilling Leases In Lee County http://wunc.org/post/some-energy-speculators-drop-drilling-leases-lee-county <p></p><p>Energy speculators snapped up natural gas drilling leases over Lee County's Triassic shale in a frenzy in 2009. But some energy speculators have begun relinquishing their claims.</p><p></p><p>In February, Denver-based WhitMar Exploration walked away from a leasing agreement for more than 2,700 acres. That's according to records at the Lee County Register of Deeds.</p><p></p><p>WhitMar declined to comment to WUNC, but told other media outlets that North Carolina is moving too slowly on hydraulic fracturing.</p><p></p> Fri, 11 Apr 2014 12:56:27 +0000 Rebecca Martinez 33647 at http://wunc.org Some Energy Speculators Drop Drilling Leases In Lee County