The Triangle J Council of Governments hosted a workshop for local elected officials, managers, and local commission members entitled: Hydraulic Fracturing: Practical Considerations and First-Hand Experience. The workshop was held at the Lee County Farm Bureau Auditorium in Sanford, NC, at 1:30 PM on March 29, 2012.
This video covers the 2h:52m workshop, including the Q&A session.
Speakers include: Kirby Bowers, Executive Director, Triangle J Council of Governments; Ryke Longest, Duke University School of Law; Jim Hassinger, Executive Director, Southwest Pennsylvania Regional Commission; Rod Ruddock, Chairman, Indiana County Board of Commissioners, Byron Stauffer, Economic Development Director, Indiana County; and Richard Whisnant, UNC School of Government
The workshop gave an excellent overview of the fracking process, the issues and concerns related to the industy, the status of NC laws and regulations related to fracking, and the truth behind many of the myths, rumors, and misinformation that abound.