Gov. Perdue issues statement on executive order about fracking

FROM N.C. Gov. Bev Perdue:

“North Carolina needs a strong set of standards in place before we allow fracking here. If done safely, fracking can be part of a larger energy solution to create jobs and help lower energy costs. Before we permit anyone to ‘frack’ in North Carolina, however, we must hear from all sides, address all issues, and develop a robust set of rules. First and foremost, those rules must put every necessary precaution into place to protect our drinking water and safeguard the health and safety of every single North Carolinian. The rules must also protect the interests of landowners and address the needs of county and municipal governments. “Today’s Executive Order will help to establish guidelines and create a framework for considering the type of standards that must be developed before any energy development begins.”

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0 thoughts on “Gov. Perdue issues statement on executive order about fracking

  1. Dionysis

    There is NO evidence this environmentally destructive effort to further enrich the energy industry is in any way safe (does anyone really believe this environmentally irresponsible activity will result in “lower energy cost?”). There are citizens in many states, most notably Pennsylvania, that can verify this.

    Stand up against fracking. And against the continued taxpayer subsidy of the most profitable industry on earth.

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