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July 03, 2012


Lawmaker's Mistake Legalizes Fracking in North Carolina

North Carolina state Rep. Becky Carney (D) "cast the deciding vote to override Gov. Bev Perdue's veto on a bill to advance natural gas exploration," the Raleigh News & Observer reports. "The problem? She opposed the bill. Voted against it days earlier. And now she made it law."

"Yes, the state of North Carolina approved fracking, one of the most controversial pieces of legislation this year, by accident."

WRAL reports that under House rules, "members can change their vote if they've made a mistake -- unless the change would affect the bill's passage."












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