Environmental Issues Update: The Future of NC Coal Ash, Fracking, And Jordan Lake

Apr 17, 2014

A Marcellus Shale drill rig in Pennsylvania used in the fracking process.
A Marcellus Shale drill rig in Pennsylvania used in the fracking process.
Credit Ken Skipper, USGS

    

    

The North Carolina Mining and Energy Commission has finalized their recommendations on fracking in the state to the General Assembly. Critics argue the commission needs more time as the health effects of fracking are unknown. In addition, the state commission tasked with deciding the methods of Jordan Lake clean-up remains undecided on next steps. And Governor McCrory proposes legislation to close or convert the state’s 33 coal ash ponds. 

Host Frank Stasio talks with WUNC capitol reporter Jorge Valencia about recent developments in North Carolina environmental legislation.