The state Senate vote to override Gov. Bev Perdue’s veto of legislation that would legalize fracking in the state, setting up a showdown in the N.C. House.
The Senate voted 29 to 13 after a brief discussion that covered familiar ground about the pros and cons of drilling sideways and smashing underground shale rock to release natural gas.
When the House passed the bill earlier this month, support would not have been enough to override a veto. But not all members were present for the House vote and lawmakers are known to switch sides for a veto override. More here.