Fracking in Western North Carolina? Unlikely but still unsettling

Citizen-Times: Just the mere mention of the word gets people riled up. Fracking. Technically called “hydraulic fracturing,” the chemical-intense method of extracting natural gas from deep rock grabs people’s attention, especially here in the beautiful mountains of Western North Carolina. And especially when a high-ranking N.C. Department of Environment & Natural Resources official mentions at a public meeting “a possible basin,” including natural gas, in WNC. Several of you good readers have asked me why......

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