By David Streifford (Contact)
To be delivered to: The North Carolina State House, The North Carolina State Senate, Governor Pat McCrory, The United States House of Representatives, The United States Senate, and President Barack Obama
The North Carolina legislature is prepared to legalize fracking, a practice that is known to create earth tremors. The Shearon Harris nuclear plant is less than 15 miles from proposed fracking sites in Chatham County. And on January 22, 2010 officials at the Nuclear Regulatory Commission announced that the electrical generator from the damaged Unit 2 reactor at Three Mile Island will be used at Shearon Harris. So, not only does the NC legislature want to approve fracking near the population centers of Raleigh, Durham, Cary and Chapel Hill, it risks water contamination, methane gas pollution and destruction of roadways that will carry thousands of truckloads of chemicals and water to pump millions of gallons deep into the earth. We must stop this insanity.
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