MEDIA ADVISORY: N.C. Mining and Energy Commission to Meet Nov. 2 in Raleigh

RALEIGH – The N.C. Mining and Energy Commission will meet at 9 a.m. Nov. 2 in the Ground Floor Hearing Room of the Archdale Building, 512 North Salisbury St. in Raleigh.

At this meeting, action items include the election of a vice chairman; the review of draft internal operating procedures for the commission; discussion and adoption of a committee structure and committee appointments; the review and discussion of stakeholder involvement; and continued discussion of a work plan for the commission.

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.

Audio of the meeting will be streamed live; further information about the commission, and instructions for how to access this audio stream will be updated prior to the meeting date on the Mining and Energy Commission website at http://portal.ncdenr.org/web/mining-and-energy-commission/home .

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