The report issued today by the State Review of Oil & Natural Gas Environmental Regulations (STRONGER) shows that the North Carolina lacks the formal standards and technical criteria needed to regulate fracking.
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Today a key energy committee chaired by Senator Bob Rucho (R-Mecklenberg) presented legislation that would legalize fracking in North Carolina.
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A Proposed Committee Substitute (PCS) introduced in the Senate Commerce Committee today made some improvements to the original language of a Senate measure that addresses the practice of hydraulic fracturing, commonly known as “fracking,” but still falls far short of what is needed to protect the public interest.
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The legislature continued its relentless drive to allow fracking in North Carolina with today’s House vote to approve SB 820. Today’s vote came despite numerous reasonable concerns about moving too fast and potential damage to communities, the environment and landowners. Questions about whether or not our state’s geology puts us at greater risk of drinking water contamination remain unanswered.
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Two letters were delivered to the office of Governor Beverly Perdue last week urging her to veto Senate Bill 820, legislation that lays the path to fracking in North Carolina. One letter was from elected officials and the other from business leaders in the community.
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On Sunday Governor Beverly Perdue vetoed S 820, the fracking bill. In response to the Governor’s actions, the following statement was given by Molly Diggins, state director of the NC Sierra Club:
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After tonight’s vote, Molly Diggins, State Director of the NC Sierra Club said, “It's disappointing that the House leadership took advantage of a procedural error to override the Governor's veto. Our drinking water has now been put at risk--even though the required three-fifths of the members did not want to override."
"How ironic that in an industry plagued with accidents, hydraulic fracturing or 'fracking' today become legal in North Carolina based on a accidental vote.”
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The Associated Press quoted Will Morgan of the Sierra Club on the Fracking Vote of S820.