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Fracking in NC

Fracking
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Wednesday, September 3, 2014

The US is becoming more energy independent. New technological advancements has made this possible, among them fracking, the hydraulic fracturing of rock, releasing trapped oil and gas. Many states already have fracking operations and North Carolina is about to develop rules governing the practice, but red flags are flying over environmental concerns. A look at the pros and cons of fracking. 

Guests

  • Christopher Hardin, P.E. - Senior Project Director, CH2M HILL
  • Franklin H. Yoho - Senior Vice President – Chief Commercial Officer, Piedmont Natural Gas
  • Dr. Andy Bobyarchick - Associate Professor of Earth Sciences, Department of Geography and Earth Sciences at UNC Charlotte