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Fracking Interests Spent Heavily to Influence N.C. Lawmakers

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The North Carolina Voters for Clean Elections (NCVCE) recently published a report documenting campaign donations from the gas industry to pro-fracking politicians. Ten fracking companies donated to more than $730,000 to 100-plus N.C. Legislators between 2009 and 2011. Robert Rucho, a Republican Senator who sponsored Senate Bill 820 allowing fracking, personally received $20,500 from the companies in NCVCE's study.
Independent Weekly (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57 [volumes 13 - 23 on microfilm]), Vol. 29 Issue 22, May 2012, p7