Danbury adopts resolution

Danbury Town Council adopted a resolution supporting actions taken regarding oil and gas development by the Stokes County Board of County Commissioners and the Walnut Cove Board of Commissioners.

Danbury’s Council shares in the general concerns over the impact of oil and gas exploration expressed in both the Stokes County and Walnut Cove ordinances set in 2015.

The ordinances listed the “factual findings” detailing the many and various issues concerning oil and gas development, particularly the practice known as “hydraulic fracturing” that would negatively affect the health, safety, and welfare of Stokes County citizens.

The Town Council of Danbury adopted the resolution on July 27 of this year and resolved its solidarity with its fellow government bodies, in support of “Stokes County Oil and Gas Development Three-Year Moratorium” and in support of Walnut Cove’s “Oil and Gas Development Moratorium”.

The Town Council shared concern over the issues under the factual findings and urged the state of North Carolina to enact sufficient laws, rules and regulations that will ensure and safeguard the health, safety and welfare of the citizens of the State of North Carolina before the issuance of any permits allowing hydraulic fracturing. The resolution directed a copy be sent to The Stokes News, the Stokes County Board of Commissioners, the Walnut Cove Board of Commissioners, state legislative representatives serving the town of Danbury and to Governor Pat McCrory.

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