Elected Officials and Business Leaders Call for Fracking Veto
For Immediate Release
June 25, 2012
Elected Officials and Business Leaders from the Fracking Zone Call Upon Governor to Veto Fracking Bill
RALEIGH - 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.
44 business owners and 33 elected officials from areas with shale gas deposits signed on to the letters. Businesses and elected officials who signed on are from Raleigh, Chapel Hill, Sanford, and Pittsboro, among others.
The letters read, in part, “S820 threatens the shared prosperity and quality of life our businesses are working to sustain every day in North Carolina, and we hope you will block this unwise legislation.”
The letter also noted that investments in renewable energy and energy efficiency are better ways of creating jobs and building a better future for the state.
The letter concluded, “North Carolina deserves better, and we are disappointed that the legislature has sent you S820, a bill that does so little to protect and sustain the businesses that are already building a better future for this state. We urge you to veto S820.”