A big fracking conflict

The Fayetteville Observer got it right over the weekend with this editorial:

“After all the ethical disasters the General Assembly has seen in the past few years, House Speaker Thom Tillis should have the definition of conflict on the tip of his tongue.

He doesn’t. In fact, he may be clueless.

How else could he have named Sanford businessman Ray Covington to the new Energy and Mining Commission? That’s the body that will come up with guidelines and safety regulations for natural-gas extraction in North Carolina by the hydraulic-fracturing method – fracking….”

Read the entire editorial by clicking here.


One Comment

  1. Jeff S

    August 6, 2012 at 11:59 am

    What kind of response are they looking for here? “Oh, I’m sorry you didn’t understand that we have already given your land, water and mineral rights to the oil companies.”

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