Kudos Governor Perdue
Jul10

Kudos Governor Perdue

News outlets began reporting Sunday night (July 1) that North Carolina governor Bev Perdue vetoed Senate Bill 820, which would have allowed energy companies to use a process known as hydraulic fracturing, a.k.a. fracking, to drill for natural gas in the state. Fracking is the technique of injecting drilling fluids composed of water, sand and toxic chemicals under intense pressure into shale or other rock formations, fracturing them...

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What the frack?
Jun27

What the frack?

Governor Perdue has to be weary. This weariness was apparent months ago when she declared she would not seek re-election. Her vetoes are little more than symbolic with the current make up of the General Assembly and here she is with another bombshell on her desk – fracking in North Carolina. According to the oil and gas industry fracking or hydraulic fracturing is the benign process of injecting fluids that are primarily composed of...

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