MEDIA ADVISORY: N.C. Mining and Energy Commission to Meet on Friday, Sept. 28

Raleigh

RALEIGH – The N.C. Mining and Energy Commission will hold its second meeting on Friday, Sept. 28, from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. in Room 643 of the Legislative Office Building, located at 300 N. Salisbury St. in Raleigh.

At this meeting, the commission will elect a chairman and vice chairman for the full commission; the newly elected chairman will then appoint a chairman and vice chairman for the commission’s Mining Committee. Additionally, staff with the N.C. Department of Environment and Natural Resources will present a proposed work plan, committee structure and a future meeting schedule for the commission’s consideration. Audio of the meeting will be streamed live and can be accessed online at http://www.ncleg.net/Audio/Audio.html by clicking on the link for Room 643.

The General Assembly ratified the “Clean Energy and Economic Security Act,” or Session Law 2012-143, in July. This law reconstitutes the state’s Mining Commission as the North Carolina Mining and Energy Commission and charges the commission with developing a modern regulatory program for the management of oil and gas exploration and development activities in North Carolina, including the use of horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing.

Information about the Mining and Energy Commission can be found online at http://portal.ncdenr.org/web/mining-and-energy-commission/home .

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