Veto Of NC Fracking Bill Overridden By Accidental Vote

Law360, New York (July 3, 2012, 5:28 PM EDT) -- A North Carolina lawmaker on Monday mistakenly cast the deciding vote to override a veto of legislation that will make hydraulic fracturing for oil and natural gas legal in the state.

Rep. Becky Carney, a Democrat who opposes fracking in North Carolina, hit the wrong button in a vote to override Gov. Bev Perdue’s veto of S.B. 820, which passed with just enough votes to become law, Carney’s office confirmed.

The legislation requires North Carolina policymakers over the next two years to come up with a...
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