Many folks gathered last night in front of the Governor's mansion in downtown Raleigh to show their frustration with SB 820--the fracking bill that has passed through the General Assembly and is on Gov. Perdue's desk awaiting her decision. She has until Sunday at midnight to decide whether or not to veto the bill. While Perdue has in the past expressed her support for the idea of hydraulic fracturing, she has also said that necessary precautions must be taken so as to prevent any mishaps or contamination.
So, the question becomes: Is two years enough to research and establish enough safeguards to protect our environment and our citizens (the bill would legalize fracking in NC by 2014). We don't think so!
Check out a video of the rally and more details on the bill here.