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NC agency hears from public on fracking study

CHAPEL HILL, NC (AP) — The state environmental agency is listening to the public’s response to a natural gas drilling technique that could create jobs but carries pollution risks.

The state Department of Environment and Natural Resources on Tuesday is reviewing its study on shale gas exploration using hydraulic fracturing, also called fracking. The Chapel Hill meeting is the second this month. The Sierra Club is planning a rally for opponents of the method.

The agency two weeks ago released the results of its study that found the controversial drilling method can be done safely if regulations are put in place first.

Hundreds crammed into a meeting in Sanford last week to hear the pros and cons of fracking in a part of the state that’s believed to hold a 40-year supply of natural gas.

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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