AN ACT TO BAN THE DANGEROUS, POLLUTING, AND UNNECESSARY PRACTICE OF HYDRAULIC FRACTURING THROUGHOUT THE STATE.
Prohibits any agency of the State, including the specified entities, from issuing a permit for oil or gas exploration or development activities using horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing treatments. Makes conforming changes and deletions in GS 113-391, GS 113-391.1, GS 113-393, GS 143-214.2, and GS 113-395.
Repeals GS 113-415.1, which invalidated local ordinances regulating oil and gas exploration, development, and production activities.
Applies to any application for a permit for oil and gas exploration and development activities received by any agency of the state on or after that date.
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