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We're joined by Joe Minicozzi, an urban planner and member of Asheville's Planning and Zoning Commission. David will lead a discussion of a proposed new development on Fairview Rd. in Asheville's Oakley neighborhood. We'll talk about the potential impact on the neighboring community. We're also joined by David Ankeney, one of the neighbors opposed to the project, which comes up for a vote at Asheville's City Council on Tuesday the 9th.
David and David on WLOS coverage of the issue.
What's next in the Frack Free NC movement? Katie Hicks
of Clean Water for North Carolina
will update us on the final Oil and Gas rules released in November following the enormous turnouts and public comment on these rules that will govern the hydraulic fracturing industry. Very little of the public's input made it into the final rules. Even the requests by the NC Department of Transportation were ignored by this rulemaking body, so they are seeking other authority to require surety bonds and otherwise hold the gas industry accountable for road repairs made necessary by its heavy trucks.
She'll also share a new resource for NC residents wanting to work with their local governments to protect their communities from impacts of fracking, and talk about towns and counties that are taking action nearby!
Approaching Local Governments to Take a Stand on Fracking