NC state panel recommended Friday that natural gas wells be at least 500 feet from the nearest occupied home, business or school – a distance far greater than allowed in many other states.
North Carolina is TOO Populated and relies on Tourism too much for this !
See Many pictures like this above of drills and fracking pads less than 500 feet from schools ,homes and more here
Colorado proposes bigger oil and gas drilling setbacks from homes
The state's proposal requires wells 1,000 feet or closer to a home to take steps such as using pit-less drilling, steel berms, strict dust and light controls and the capture of gases to reduce odors and emissions.
Wells could not be drilled within 1,000 feet of a school, nursing home or hospital without a hearing before the commission.
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School Drill: Too Close for Comfort
A new review of active and prospective well data in four northern Colorado counties, researched by Western Resource Advocates, found nearly 200 wells within 2,000 feet of a public school.
Now this is a Trip
In Oklahoma’s oil and gas country, you can’t build a home near a well. But drilling a well next to a home is perfectly legal.