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The draft rules on fracking in North Carolina are rife with loopholes that favor the drillers and could endanger the public health and the environment. Public hearings in Raleigh have focused on the shortcomings of the Mining and Energy Commission’s draft rules. Rules prevent the public from knowing chemicals released into water supplies unless there is an emergency, require little testing of the water supply, make finding and enforcing violations difficult, and are weak on the handling of hazardous wastes. Specific shortcomings and their effect on citizens, the water supply, and the environment are discussed in detail.
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27623
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Durham City Manager Tom Bonfield released his report to City Council about ways to improve the Durham Police Department (DPD). The report focused on the problems in the DPD, primarily with the way the police conduct searches and treat marijuana-related incidents. Bonfield acknowledged a lack of trust and transparency between the public and the DPD. Further findings from the report and their impact on citizens and the DPD are discussed and Durham City Council will discuss the report on Tuesday, Sept. 2.
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27622
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The General Assembly passed a regulatory reform bill removing environmental protections from isolated wetlands that are under one acre in size. The bill will benefit coastal developers and lessen regulations for polluters. Wetlands store water, provide habitat for endangered species, and reduce flooding during tropical storms. Additional effects on wetlands are explored.
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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.
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Independent booksellers in the Triangle are moving to take back the local marketplace. Several independent bookstores have opened this year and some claim to be doing better than ever. Sharing space with other businesses, making the store a community center, and bringing in local and nationally known authors has helped booksellers thrive. The owners of Triangle area booksellers So & So Books, Letters, Quail Ridge Books & Music, The Regulator Bookshop, and Flyleaf Books all discuss their current state and successes.
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