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Beach town leaders fight back against fracking

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NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC (WECT) - Beach town leaders in the area are fighting back against fracking, along the coast, as the state moratorium on fracking is coming to an end soon.

State lawmakers want to use high pressure steam and chemicals to extract natural gas.

Kure Beach Mayor Dean Lambeth says the plan would include dumping chemicals in deep water wells along our coastline.

Mayors from Kure Beach, Carolina Beach and Wrightsville Beach met this morning to come up with a plan on how to stop fracking along New Hanover County's coastline.

Lambeth says we don't need any extra waste water. 

"We don't want the bi-product stored in deep wells along the coast," said Lambeth.  "We just don't need that in our community."

Beach Mayors are sending a resolution to Representative Ted Davis from all three beach towns in opposition to fracking.

That resolution will be brought to county commissioners to have them sign off before it is submitted to the house.

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