Thank you Governor Perdue for your last minute VETO against fracking in North Carolina. The beautiful land and welfare of the people mean more than the fracking bill pushed through by the efforts of lobbyists and representatives who receive trips and moneys from energy companies.
“This bill does not do enough to ensure that adequate protections for our drinking water, landowners, county and municipal governments, and the health and safety of our families will be in place before fracking begins,” Perdue said.
There is no doubt that jobs are much needed in our county and state. Yet, at what price? Having worked in Washington, DC with telecommunications experts, lobbyists and corporations, let me say that money talks. With our current representative Mike Hager being sued for over a million dollars in his failed real estate development of Highlands of Lake Lure and his partner already having declared bankruptcy in the now defunct corporation, could he be influenced by the efforts to sway his recommendations on the energy committee and his votes?
The welfare of the people come first – at least that is what my idealistic teachers taught me. The government was created by the people and for the people.
Who are our representatives representing?