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Fracking In North Carolina - NC-03 Dem Candidate Marshall Adame, Says NO!

Mystery Ingredients in FRAC Water Exposed

Marshall Adame, NC-03 Democratic Candidate says NO to Fracking in North Carolina and NO to dumping the recovered water here.

Gov. McCrory's , along with Halliburton, the #1 Fracking Company in the world, efforts to suppress the chemical makeup of the mixture, and the chemical makeup of the recovered water is finally exposed. Marshall Adame, is a Democratic Candidate for North Carolina's 3rd Congressional District has the ingredients of the mixture, and more importantly, the recovered water that will, if McCrory has his way, will be dumped in the 3rd District.

NC is Fracked - Legislature overrides 3 Perdue vetoes

Why the rush towards fracking? To pass it before the public learns the negative consequences.

Legislature overrides three Perdue vetoes
The Associated PressMonday, July 2, 2012

RALEIGH – The N.C. General Assembly on Monday voted to override three of Gov. Bev Perdue’s vetoes.

Republican legislative leaders were able to find the votes to cancel the Democratic governor’s votoes of the 2012 budget adjustment bill, legislation to legalize fracking and an overhaul of the Racial Justice Act.
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The gas-drilling process known as “fracking” will be authorized in North Carolina now that the General Assembly has overridden Perdue’s veto of a bill that sets rules and regulations for the form of shale gas production.

PLEASE let them decide that NC is NOT worth it....

"Estimates lowered on N.C.'s natural gas supply"

This is not new information. But it's the first time major publications have confirmed it. This is very good news...'cause it makes those natural gas investors nervous.

Read more here from N&O.

Fracking opponents dominate Chapel Hill hearing

We took the time to go to one of the only two public meetings about the recent DENR report on fracking for NC. It was held at East Chapel Hill High School. Thankfully, people opposed to fracking drastically outnumbered the supporters. The level of intelligence was through the roof when it came to speakers. Soil experts, doctors, even a former geologist who studied nuclear waste impacts: they all say DON'T DO IT.

But it was the folks who traveled here from fracking states that made the biggest statement about how bad things get...they're living a nightmare and they came to let us know about it. Really good turnout. Let's hope it helps when the state is deciding whether or not to lift the ban on fracking.

Check out the News & Observer article here

For Pennsylvania's doctors, a gag order on fracking chemicals

This is completely unacceptable.

"Under a new law, doctors in Pennsylvania can access information about chemicals used in natural gas extraction—but they won't be able to share it with their patients. A provision buried in a law passed last month is drawing scrutiny from the public health and environmental community, who argue that it will "gag" doctors who want to raise concerns related to oil and gas extraction with the people they treat and the general public."

See full article here.

A good start for rookies

What is the best way to make change when you feel strongly about something?

Start from the ground floor! Thanks to encouragement from a very knowledgeable & informative friend, we put our grown up pants on and attended our first precinct meeting for our Democratic party. I was mainly there to submit a resolution to ban fracking...which was already on the agenda...and it passed! But we also learned more about Amendment One...which sounds simple but is actually very complicated & scary...and the resolution to oppose that amendment passed as well!

How did we get info? Well, we went to our county's Democratic Party site which listed all the meetings and tons of other info. For example, we live in Chatham County so here's our site: http://www.chathamdemsnc.net/

Then, I actually found some links to written resolutions here on BlueNC.

Environment NC - help prevent fracking in NC

Mar 14 2012

Sign up for Environment NC's citizen activist training on fracking!

Date: Wednesday, March 14
Time: 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Where: Cary
We refuse to let our precious rural landscapes become scarred by fracking, or the drinking water that serves 200,000 to become tainted — and we have a plan to convince state leaders to maintain North Carolina's prohibition on fracking. Join us on March 14 to learn how we can make a difference on this campaign.

More livestock deaths from fracking

Here's another great article with evidence that should convince NC lawmakers not to risk our lives by letting fracking come into our state...

http://www.philly.com/philly/blogs/public_health/140984963.html

Don't drink the water: fear of fracking for NC

The most surprising thing about the threat of hydraulic fracturing ﴾“fracking”) is how many people are unaware of the danger, and it’s already happening in 34 states! It has been described as possibly the largest health experiment in U.S. history, yet most people have no idea what I’m talking about if I bring up the subject in conversation. I’ve never been an activist or someone who is obsessive about politics. I am just a person who loves my tiny little plot of land. I appreciate my trees and wildlife. I simply want to have clean water for myself, my family, my friends, and my pets.

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