Statement from the NC Sierra Club on Governor Perdue’s Veto of S 820

On Sunday Governor Beverly Perdue vetoed S 820, the fracking bill. In response to the Governor’s actions, the following statement was given by Molly Diggins, state director of the NC Sierra Club:
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Statement from the NC Sierra Club on the Override of Governor Perdue’s Veto of S 820

After tonight’s vote, Molly Diggins, State Director of the NC Sierra Club said, “It's disappointing that the House leadership took advantage of a procedural error to override the Governor's veto. Our drinking water has now been put at risk--even though the required three-fifths of the members did not want to override." "How ironic that in an industry plagued with accidents, hydraulic fracturing or 'fracking' today become legal in North Carolina based on a accidental vote.”
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End of Session Press Release

The end of the 2011-12 legislative session today concluded a sad episode in North Carolina’s long history of seeking to ensure clean air, clean water and high environmental quality of life for all its citizens.
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The Associated Press quoted Will Morgan of the Sierra Club on the Fracking Vote of S820.