Gov. McCrory signs bill that could speed up fracking timeline
RALEIGH — Gov. Pat McCrory signed major energy legislation in a public ceremony Wednesday, predicting the new law will clear the path to shale gas exploration in North Carolina.
McCrory signed the law at N.C. State University’s Centennial Campus flanked by key lawmakers and cabinet secretaries who are involved in developing an energy exploration industry for the state.
“Now for the first time North Carolina is getting into energy exploration,” McCrory said. “North Carolina has been sitting on the sidelines for too long.”
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