Gov. Perdue Vetoes NC Fracking Bill

5:28 PM, Jul 1, 2012   |    comments
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Raleigh, NC -- Gov. Bev Perdue vetoed the bill that would allow fracking in North Carolina Sunday.

Perdue said the General Assembly had not done enough to make sure the process was safe. She wants more adequate protections of families, drinking water, landowners, and county and municipal governments before she OK's fracking.

"I support energy policies that create jobs and lower costs for businesses and families," Perdue said. "Our drinking water and the health and safety of North Carolina's families are too important; we can't put them in jeopardy by rushing to allow fracking without proper safeguards."

Gov. Perdue issued an Executive Order demanding higher standards for the bill in May.  

The governor said she will sign the bill into law once the General Assembly strengthens its protection of North Carolina families.

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