Mining and Energy Commission http://wfae.org en Fracking Commission Requests 3-Month Extension To Write Rules http://wfae.org/post/fracking-commission-requests-3-month-extension-write-rules <p>A state commission developing rules for fracking in North Carolina is asking for a three-month extension to finish the job. Mining and Energy Commission Chairman Jim Womack says commissioners do not need more time to write the rules, but he expects as many as 10,000 public comments about the controversial issue. He says an extra three months will help.</p><p>“That means we can take more time to sift through the thousands of public comments that we’re going to receive and, so we can have a more conscious and deliberate response,” says Womack.</p> Sun, 11 May 2014 02:35:04 +0000 Ben Bradford 50647 at http://wfae.org Senate Passes Rule On Fracking Fluid http://wfae.org/post/senate-passes-rule-fracking-fluid <p>The Senate has passed requirements for what gas companies must reveal about the chemical mix they pump into ground during hydraulic fracturing, or fracking. The Senate overrode another state government group’s more stringent rule.</p><p> Thu, 04 Jul 2013 02:14:09 +0000 Ben Bradford 30633 at http://wfae.org