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for Indy Week Vol. 30 Issue 36, Sept 2013
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A study group sponsored by the N.C. Mining and Energy Commission completed a set of recommendations on a controversial subject called \"forced pooling.\" Forced pooling may make fracking obligatory even for non-consenting landowners. Ray Covington of Lee County and head of the study group believes the measure will protect both property owners and drilling companies. The full set of recommendations will be sent to the N.C. department of Environment and Natural Resources which will inform the department's own report expected out next month.
Fast food workers across the state rallied to raise awareness about low-wages earned for workers in this industry. Rev. William Barber of the NAACP led 100 such protesters in Raleigh first at a McDonald's on Capital Boulevard and later to a KFC franchise on New Bern Avenue. These North Carolinians represent a nationwide movement to draw attention to the problem of these low income positions and how they are affecting American families.