The state of North Carolina is undergoing an outside review of its oil and gas regulatory programs. Questions surrounding “fracking” or hydraulic fracturing for natural gas led to the review.
The non-profit reviewing body is called STRONGER – State Review of Oil and Natural Gas Environmental Regulations, Inc. It’s made up of state agencies, the oil and gas industry and environmental groups. Wilma Subra is chairwoman of the STRONGER board. She says they’ve reviewed several states so far, including Pennsylvania, Ohio, Louisiana and now North Carolina.