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Dempsey Brewer for North Carolina Senate District 31

I Believe in:

Christian, Conservative & Constitutional Principles

A Simple, Streamlined & Supportive Government

NC must provide the environment and wise incentives to promote job growth and ensure personal opportunity to the masses and not a select few.

 

 

fracking Fracking – Is it safe?

 

Good question, is fracking safe? Is nitroglycerin safe? Is fire safe?

Fracking might be safe under the right conditions!

Nitroglycerin is safe under certain conditions, but it is also very dangerous if proper procedures are not followed!

campfire

Fire is a great asset to all mankind.

As a volunteer firefighter for 32 years, I have witnessed the loss of life and property when fire is misused or when it gets out of control!

So, With regard to fracking in North Carolina, are proper procedures being followed? Let's see.

North Carolina legalized fracking before the rules were even developed!

They in effect signed a blank check! Isn't that the same as passing a bill without reading it?

Do we really need to subsidize "Big Oil & Gas"?

Recent headlines from the Raleigh News & Observer:

The proposed budget includes $1.2 million to help with drilling, analysis and marketing.

McCrory's proposed budget includes $500,000 for drilling up to three test wells. $550,000 was approved last year to help the energy industry assess fracking prospects.

Even though landowners do not usually own the mineral rights (under) their property, we are being required to subsidize "Big Oil & Gas".

A "targeted" North Carolina law was passed making it a "special" crime to disclose publicly which chemicals are being injected into the ground! Since "Big Oil & Gas" can drill under our property and under our water wells from miles away (without our knowledge or consent), is it too much to ask what chemicals are being put into the ground?

The State of North Carolina also took away the rights of local authorities to restrict fracking!

Stokes County passed temporary restrictions on fracking, but North Carolina lawmakers removed all local control from fracking!

The bill, accordingly to some was "sneaked" through…

Making it worse, the provision wasn't in earlier versions of the bill.

It was added for the first time in conference, literally in the dead of night.

The first time it saw the light of day was when copies of the conference report were distributed, between 3 and 4 a.m., shortly before the final vote.

The conference report was approved at 4:06 a.m. in the Senate.

"Big Oil & Gas" wins and our personal rights, including safety and due process, lose!

I support businesses, small, medium and large, but the people must come first!

Regardless of whether you support fracking or not, this IS NOT the way to do business!

Our current State Senator started NCCAES in 2006; to "persuade" our lawmakers to support "Big Oil & Gas". It appears she has been successful.

I believe Senators should represent the people, not specific industries or campaign contributors!

When elected, I will represent the citizens of the 31st District!