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Watts discusses where property owner's rights end and public property access begins in relation to North Carolina waters.
Sanford, NC once were in favor of allowing fracking in their town, but now oppose the drilling. Residents are opposed to compulsory pooling which would allow corporations to drill on their land even if they oppose the drilling. Residents are concerned about property rights and keeping their water supply safe. Fracking may still continue as a moratorium on the practice has been lifted by the state and the Mining and Energy Commission is preparing draft regulations which could permit fracking in early 2015.
A federal appeals court decision in a groundwater contamination lawsuit expected to have broad implications for toxic tort actions in North Carolina has turned out to be something of a legal curiosity, according to attorney Craig Bromby of Hunton & Williams. The case of Carroll versus Litton Systems, Inc. pertained to whether any amount of chemical contaminant moving from one person’s property into another person’s groundwater constitutes a legal trespass and whether a company is liable for increased risk of disease. However, the ruling’s opinion is unpublished and citation is limited.