I received this email last week from a North Carolina resident:
I am writing i have 102.5 acres Anson County NC, This is about 3.5 miles south of Wdesboro NC. If you get into this area you would welcome to drill on this tract of land.I know Anson is one of the countyes with natural gas. If you like to contact me my addres is, _______ and my phone number is _________ .
The person included his name and address, but I'm not going to repeat it here. I offer this email only to point out what a sad and miserable state of affairs the NC GOP is trying to create in North Carolina. The fracking frenzy is a stacked deck that will destroy families even as it destroys the land they live on.
I can't bring myself to contact the writer about this, but if I could I would make this point. Selling the rights to exploit your land is like selling your children into prostitution. You may generate some quick cash, but the kids are truly going to be screwed in the long run.