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September 4, 2014, No comments

At a forum held Tuesday, state officials fielded questions about fracking-related health and environmental concerns and presented information on how proposed rules overseeing natural gas exploration in the state were developed.

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State enviro official: WNC fracking study won’t happen this year

September 4, 2014, No comments

The state has retreated from its plan to collect rock samples this year in Jackson and the other far-western counties to test for indications of shale ...

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Turner, Moffitt spar — gently — over NC General Assembly’s direction

September 2, 2014, 2 Comments

For the first time since declaring their candidacies—and possibly the last before election day—candidates for state House District 116 Brian Turne ...

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‘Peace Rally’ focuses on Asheville, not Ferguson

September 2, 2014, No comments

About 150 people attended the Peace Rally, held last Saturday at downtown Asheville's Triangle Park, expecting to take a stand against racism and stan ...

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    Location of WNC fracking hearing changed
    August 29, 2014, Comments Off

    A Sept. 12 public hearing devoted to North Carolina’s oil and gas rules is being moved to another spot on the Western Carolina University campus – the Liston B. Ramsey Regional Activity Center, 92 Catamount Road.