Fracking proponents poured some $600,000 into the pocketbooks of members of the NC General Assembly, to ensure passage of their bill to make the procedure legal in North Carolina.
The NC General Assembly is evidently for sale, and the fracking industry dutifully bought it.
Presumably, the only reason that Walter Dalton isn't on the list is that this research delved into the campaign contributions of only those who voted on Senate Bill 709, and Mr. Dalton, as Lt. Gov., did not vote. But he nevertheless lost some votes today for governor, coming out on the opposite side of this issue from Beverly Perdue.
When Democrats aren't compromised ... well, that doesn't seem to be an option any more.