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WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - People who oppose the method of fracking in North Carolina plan to rally in Wilmington next week.
A group will come out next Thursday to protest the recent override of a gubernatorial veto on fracking. The override paves the way for the process of fracking, which is a form of shale gas exploration, in North Carolina.
Southeastern North Carolina took center stage in this debate, with Representative Susi Hamilton (D-New Hanover County) joining Republicans in overriding Governor Perdue's veto of the fracking bill. Hamilton defended her vote by saying it helped keep other legislation that would have been less protective of the environment from becoming law.
The protest is set for the intersection of College and Oleander from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, July 12th.
A message posted on Facebook states, "please come and help us show all of NC that
the people of Wilmington are willing to boldly instruct our government on the
way they should go. Politicians listen to their constituents because their jobs
depend on election and reelection. Never forget that."
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