Regarding the May 22 news article “ N.C. Senate backs fracking”: This is not to take a position for or against fracking. It is about the provision in the proposed N.C. Senate bill, the Energy Modernization Act, that would make it a felony to disclose confidential ingredients used in fracking chemicals. Such a provision is beyond the pale, and then some.
It is bewildering that there are actual N.C. legislators sitting in office who have such dismal judgment that they would make such a clearly heinous proposal.
I would propose a different bill that would protect North Carolinians from such horrendously bad judgment, perhaps squeaking its way into law one day. It should be a felony in N.C. to propose a bill in the state legislature that would permit anyone to inject chemicals into the air, water or ground without having to disclose what chemicals they plan to introduce to the environment.