The State Decided No Fracking In WNC

Possible fracking in Western North Carolina has been one the biggest environmental hot topics this year among residents, environmentalists and those living in the surrounding communities of the potential drilling zone.  Environmentalist believe that drilling for shell gas deposits could potentially contaminate drinking-water supplies.

This week, the state has announced that they are retreating from their plan to collect rock samples in Jackson and other far-western counties to test for shale gas deposits. Landmark Learning is very proud of this decision. Read the full article, “Fracking off table in WNC; DENR cancels regional test”, posted in The Sylva Herald here.