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Fracking foes encourage Perdue to veto SB 820

With Governor Perdue expected to make a decision about a veto on Senate Bill 820 this week, anti-fracking forces are stepping up their opposition to the bill.

Members of Occupy Raleigh are staging a 6:00pm rally outside the Executive Mansion in Raleigh to encourage the governor to veto the bill that allows fracking in our state.

Today’s Fitzsimon File runs down a number of fast facts about hydraulic fracturing, including Rep. Mitch Gillespie’s admission during last week’s debate that legislative leaders were talking with the American Petroleum Institute about the industry actually funding positions to develop and oversee environmental regulations.

In case you missed that in the three hour floor debate, here’s the actual audio below:

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