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Electric Vehicles are Ready to Roll in North Carolina

With the right policies in place, plug-in vehicles can reduce oil dependence in North Carolina by 2,770,278 gallons per year, according to a new report released today by Environment North Carolina Research and Policy Center.

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Fracking bill becomes law

Raleigh, NC—Without allowing any debate, house lawmakers used a parliamentary maneuver and an errant vote to override Governor Perdue’s veto of a sweeping measure that paves the way for a controversial method of gas drilling called “fracking” as soon as 2014.

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Gov. Perdue vetoes fracking bill

Raleigh—Governor Bev Perdue has vetoed the controversial fracking bill that would pave the way for gas drilling as soon as 2014.  Environment North Carolina praised the governor's move.

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Senate lawmakers approve fracking bill

Raleigh, NC—Having delayed a final vote two days in a row, Senate lawmakers gave final approval today on a measure that paves the way for a controversial method of gas drilling called “fracking” as soon as 2014.  The bill now heads to desk of Gov. Bev Perdue, who has already received thousands of emails, phone calls, and postcards urging a veto.

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House lawmakers approve pro-fracking measure

Raleigh, NC—Following a contentious debate, house lawmakers approved a sweeping measure that paves the way for a controversial method of gas drilling called “fracking” as soon as 2014.  Because the measure did not garner enough votes to override a veto, attention turns now to Governor Bev Perdue.

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