My name is Mary Allison Page and I live in Gibsonville, North Carolina. This year, I will be a rising sophomore at Western Alamance High School. On Wednesday morning, I addressed the North Carolina Mining and Energy Commission to express my support for hydraulic fracturing in North Carolina. I attended the hearing with FreedomWorks activists from all across North Carolina.
The hearing was held to allow citizens the opportunity to express their opinions about the rules that the North Carolina Mining and Energy Commission has proposed. These rules would be the guidelines for how fracking will work in our state. FreedomWorks activists spoke in favor of fracking as a whole and in support of the rules as they have been proposed.