Monday, July 02, 2012
Perdue Says No to Fracking in NC
Laura Leslie and Mark Binker have a good post up about the likelihood of a veto override.
Only two Republicans in the NC House voted against the original bill. One of them, Rep. Bryan Holloway of Stokes County, was obviously reflecting the majority opinion in his home county, which would be one of the few counties in the state with enough rock-trapped gas to be targeted by the big fracking companies. The Stokes Board of County Commissioners unanimously passed a resolution recently calling on the governor to veto the fracking bill. That Board, incidentally, is 100% Republican.
The threat that fracking represents to our water supply does not have to be a partisan issue.