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SB 76 - Amends Hydraulic Fracturing Requirements and Authorizes Off-Shore Drilling - Key Vote

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Legislation - Signed (Executive) -

Title: Amends Hydraulic Fracturing Requirements and Authorizes Off-Shore Drilling

Legislation - Conference Report Adopted (Senate) (37-11) - (Key vote)

Title: Amends Hydraulic Fracturing Requirements and Authorizes Off-Shore Drilling

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to adopt a conference report that prohibits the issuance of fracking permits until regulations are specified and the General Assembly takes affirmative legislative action.

Highlights:

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Legislation - Conference Report Adopted (House) (70-40) - (Key vote)

Title: Amends Hydraulic Fracturing Requirements and Authorizes Off-Shore Drilling

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to adopt a conference report that prohibits the issuance of fracking permits until regulations are specified and the General Assembly takes affirmative legislative action.

Highlights:

Project Vote Smart staff and volunteers have provided this synopsis based on an initial review of the text and voting record of SB 76. We will continue to analyze the contents of this bill and will have more information available as soon as possible.


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Legislation - Concurrence Vote Failed (Senate) (8-41) -
Legislation - Bill Passed With Amendment (House) (70-33) -
Legislation - Bill Passed (Senate) (39-7) - (Key vote)

Title: Amends Hydraulic Fracturing Requirements and Authorizes Off-Shore Drilling

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that authorizes the Department of Environment and Natural Resources and the Mining and Energy Commission to issue permits for fracking and horizontal drilling.

Highlights:
  • Authorizes the Department of Environment and Natural Resources and the North Carolina Mining and Energy Commission to issue permits for oil and gas exploration using horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing ("fracking") treatments in the State, effective March 1, 2015 (Sec. 1).
  • Prohibits the Department of Environment and Natural Resources and the Mining and Energy Commission from issuing permits until horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing regulations have been finalized (Sec. 1).
  • Rescinds the positions of State Geologist and the Assistant Secretary of Energy for the Department of Commerce from the North Carolina Mining and Energy Commission (Sec. 2).
  • Repeals the Landmen Registry that requires an individual who negotiates oil and gas business interests in the state to register with the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (Sec. 3).
  • Prohibits the discharge of waste produced during energy extraction via wells to the subsurface or groundwater (Sec. 4).
  • Specifies that this bill does not prohibit the operation of “closed loop groundwater remediation systems” or the injection of hydraulic fracturing fluid for the exploration or development of natural gas resources (Sec. 4).
  • Establishes a severance tax for the extraction of energy minerals from the soil or water (Sec. 5).
  • Prohibits local governments from imposing any tax, other than property taxes, on energy exploration companies (Sec. 5).
  • Establishes the Energy Jobs Council within the Department of Environment and Natural Resources to make recommendations on increasing domestic energy exploration, development, and production within the state (Sec. 9).
Legislation - Introduced (Senate) -

Title: Amends Hydraulic Fracturing Requirements and Authorizes Off-Shore Drilling

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