Friday fracking video

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Happy seventh birthday...

We started this weekly feature seven years ago to this date, mainly because Republicans in the NCGA got all hot and heavy about it and rewrote a decades-old law forbidding horizontal drilling.

Since then, our state has yet to see a commercial fracking operation (there was a test well drilled), and I'd like to think our weekly videos have played at least a small part in that. Economics are mostly to blame (or thank), but I know from conversations I've had that local fracking moratoriums were encouraged by people who have watched these videos.

And I have no plans to stop posting them in the near future.