The General Assembly has passed S 820 and sent it to the Governor. This is the bill that would move North Carolina farther down the road toward extraction of natural gas by hydraulic fracturing and horizontal drilling, a technique which has had serious impact on health, environment, and safety in other states.
Call the Governor’s Office and ask her to VETO S 820, the fracking bill. The best number to call is (919) 733-2391. There is a toll-free number, 800-662-7952, but it is automated, so you won’t be speaking to a human being. Or e-mail her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The votes on S 820 were close enough that a veto might well be sustainable. But act quickly. The Governor has to decide this week, and she could do it at any time.
–George Reed, Executive Director