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Shale Gas

The North Carolina General Assembly has directed the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) and other agencies "to study the issue of oil and gas exploration in the State and the use of horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing." (Session Law 2011-276)

  • The DENR Study can be found here .

The Division of Air Quality (DAQ) has produced the following information to begin assessing potential air quality impacts that could result from various shale gas development and production activities.

Additional Background information on shale gas in North Carolina: