North Carolina Legislature Goes Down on Fracking Lobbyists
Currently, twenty states have laws requiring fracking companies to disclose which chemicals they're using. North Carolina is not one of those states. But it gets worse.
Some of North Carolina's skankiest energy industry prostitutes have introduced the Energy Modernization Act. What a nice name. Who could be against something like that?
Under North Carolina's Energy Modernization Act, anyone who reveals which chemicals are being used for fracking operations is guilty of a felony. This law, if passed, would also prohibit local communities from instituting their own stricter anti-fracking regulations, and it would limit the amount of water testing that can be done before a fracking operation is started.
The three Republican (of course!) legislators who introduced this bill are state senators Andrew Brock, Eldon Newton, and Bob Rucho. This has to be the most blatant act of prostitution I've seen yet. But the bar keeps getting raised (or lowered), and this record will soon be surpassed.
A reporter tried to talk with Andrew Brock, Eldon Newton, and Bob Rucho, but all three prostitutes were busy servicing their customers from the fracking industry and could not be reached.