By: Jack Tarpey
Hydraulic fracturing in California was recently written up in the New York Times, focusing on the ties between the oil industry and agriculture. The article discusses recent oil well developments on the Monterey Shale, which stretches 1,750 square miles between San Francisco and Los Angeles. The area above this shale formation also happens to be some of the most fertile farming land in California. The situation arising out west is one that we cannot let happen in our home of North Carolina.