Our legislators have done it again! Passed a law for fracking in North Carolina without having all the information they need to make an informed decision.
I was just out in Colorado when I saw an interesting article on “Fracking’s water a drain.” Colorado’s oil and gas drilling consumes enough water to sustain 79,000 households a year enough for a medium-sized city and more than state planners projected. The amount of water pumped into the ground for drilling wells and for hydraulic fracturing to coax out oil and gas is between 22,100 and 39,500 acre-feet each year. That’s enough for up to 296,100 people.
How will North Carolina handle this? Why was more research not done? Oh, must be some legislators were not being told the whole truth as to what fracking needs, what it can do to our state or what the oil and gas companies withheld to get what they wanted.
It’s time to get these legislators out of office. We need people who will look long and hard at everything that is being considered for this state and not jump on the bandwagon on a whim to suit their own wants.