Friday fracking video


Happy seventh birthday...

We started this weekly feature seven years ago to this date, mainly because Republicans in the NCGA got all hot and heavy about it and rewrote a decades-old law forbidding horizontal drilling.

Since then, our state has yet to see a commercial fracking operation (there was a test well drilled), and I'd like to think our weekly videos have played at least a small part in that. Economics are mostly to blame (or thank), but I know from conversations I've had that local fracking moratoriums were encouraged by people who have watched these videos.

And I have no plans to stop posting them in the near future.