Troubling legislative news out of North Carolina

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The Associated Press reported recently on a new bill in the North Carolina General Assembly, proposed legislation that would make it illegal to expose the secret chemicals in fracking fluids.

The goal seems to be to protect the gas companies, while possibly putting public health at risk.

If passed, gas companies would submit the contents of fracking materials to a state geologist and this would be held in secret, to be used in case of an emergency. This is far from being reasonable.

The public needs to know what gas companies are injecting into our environment. We deserve to know and keeping the contents a secret means the contents must be something the companies know we’d be fearful of.

The NC Senate also voted recently to lift a moratorium on fracking by next summer.


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