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SPARTANBURG COUNT, SC (WYFF) - Fifteen children living in a double-wide trailer were put into protective custody and seven adults were arrested, according to the Spartanburg County Sheriff's Office. DeputiesMore >>
Fifteen children living in a double-wide trailer were put into protective custody and seven adults were arrested, according to the Spartanburg County Sheriff's Office.More >>
RALEIGH, N.C. -
Gov. Pat McCrory signed a bill to allow fracking in North Carolina on Wednesday, saying “North Carolina has been sitting on the sidelines for this business for too long.”
McCrory said fracking has been studied for five to 10 years and the process “has not been rushed.”
That comment was a reference to concerns among Democrats in the General Assembly, who said the bill was rammed through the House and Senate without enough debate and overall study.
The 28-page fracking bill is Senate bill 786, called the Energy Modernization Act, which had some minor revisions in the House before being approved by both chambers.
McCrory has pushed to get the state involved in new ways to create energy and has long been a proponent of fracking. Fracking is short for hydraulic fracturing, a process that involves pumping natural gas out of the ground. Critics say the process involves putting chemicals into the ground that could have long-term consequences on the state’s drinking water.