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Received this e-mail today from CREDO Action regarding U.S. Senate candidate Thom Tillis (R. NC):
North Carolina House Speaker Thom Tillis just lifted North Carolina’s moratorium on fracking by pushing through the worst pro-fracking bill ever passed by a state legislature.

Tillis is a Republican candidate for U.S. Senate, hoping to bring this extreme pro-fracking agenda to Washington, and take one of the 6 seats from Democrats that Republicans need to seize control of the Senate.

We can’t let that happen. Chip in $10.00 to defeat Thom Tillis and keep his pro-fracking Tea Party Republican agenda out of the Senate.

The fracking bill, which is expected to be signed by North Carolina’s governor and become law, is astounding. It lifts the state's moratorium on fracking, blocks local governments from protecting themselves against fracking, and makes it a crime to disclose the toxic chemicals used in fracking.

If Tillis and five other Republicans succeed in defeating their Democratic opponents, we will lose the firewall in the Senate that has kept Tillis’ brand of Tea Party Republican craziness confined to the House of Representatives. In the last four years, House Tea Party Republicans have made repeated attempts to approve the Keystone XL pipeline, voted over 100 times to undermine the Clean Air Act and attempted nearly 200 times to gut the EPA.

But if Republicans take over the Senate, that will be just the beginning -- and there will be nothing to stop every bill they pass from landing on President Obama’s desk.

Chip in $10.00 to defeat Thom Tillis and keep the Senate out of the hands of pro-fracking, climate denying Tea Party Republicans.

Thanks for fighting fracking.

Zack Malitz, CREDO SuperPAC

Click here to donate to CREDO Action so they can help defeat Tillis this November:

Originally posted to pdc on Mon Jun 02, 2014 at 01:13 PM PDT.

Also republished by North Carolina BLUE, Climate Hawks, and The Democratic Wing of the Democratic Party.

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  •  Tip Jar (6+ / 0-)

    Funny Stuff at

    by poopdogcomedy on Mon Jun 02, 2014 at 01:13:29 PM PDT

  •  North Carolina to pay for gas tests for oil lobby (4+ / 0-)

    This could probably be it's own diary but let me sum up:

    Asheville Citizen-Times

    Geologists with the N.C. Department of Environmental and Natural Resources will collect rock samples along a formation called the Precambrian Rift starting in late summer or early fall, spokesman Jamie Kritzer said.
    The N.C. General Assembly mandated the testing and allocated $550,000 over two years for the project statewide. The mountain counties where the samples will be collected are Clay, Cherokee, Macon, Graham, Swain, Jackson and Haywood.

    "The fact that DENR is interested in exploring Western North Carolina for drilling has us very concerned," said Sally Morgan, a researcher with the environmental group Clean Water for North Carolina. "There is a lot of public land, state and national forests and park land in Western North Carolina.

    The Republiican Majority under Thom Tillis  just authorized socializing the tests and privatizing the profits.
  •  Frac-man! (3+ / 0-)

    I can visualize a nice negative TV commercial...

    Remember the Batman TV show from the '60s?  If you're too young, you canfind the theme on YouTube.
    Now, take the tune and find similar voices to sing "Frac-man", with a sequence pictures of Tillis, pictures of fracking wells, pictures of fire in a sink, etc.  Let people know he's big gas' superhero. And let it end with a picture of The Joker. Maybe with the face transposed...

  •  Wow. Great campaign email! And the fact is, (5+ / 0-)

    it contains zero exaggeration. ZERO.

    That email accurately describes our state's new "Frack now, Frack EVERYWHERE" law. In fact, if anything it understates the disastrous nature of the law. There is no doubt whatsoever that it is the most extreme pro-fracking law in the nation.

    We here in North Carolina are the beneficiaries of some of the most extreme laws in the nation. We are about to have the most extreme pro-fracking law, and we already have one of the most extreme voter-suppression laws, one of the most extreme pro-gun laws (Gun in bars and at playgrounds!), and one of the most extreme charter school and voucher laws.

    These extreme laws are all the product of Tillis' House "leadership".

    We cannot survive a Tillis term in the US Senate. Imagine Tillis joining forces with Cruz, Inhofe, Risch, Barasso, Enzi, and Scott. The country can't handle it.

    Re-elect Kay Hagan!

    "Bernie Madoff's mistake was stealing from the rich. If he'd stolen from the poor he'd have a cabinet position." -OPOL

    by blue in NC on Mon Jun 02, 2014 at 02:36:37 PM PDT

    •  Kay Hagan (1+ / 0-)
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      blue in NC

      ... is pro-fracking also.  Hagan is only the lesser of the evils.

      This land is your land and this land is my land, sure, but the world is run by those that never listen to music anyway. ~ Bob Dylan ~

      by NCTim on Wed Jun 04, 2014 at 09:31:51 AM PDT

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      •  Agreed and understood. I have never been an (0+ / 0-)

        enthusiastic Hagan supporter. Even as far back as the 2008 Democratic Senate primary, the choices were anything but inspiring.

        But I've come to accept the reality that a senator ranked almost exactly at #50 on the "liberal/conservative" scale - even though she's far, far to my right - would be immensely preferable to a psychotic rightwinger and pathological liar like Tillis.

        "Bernie Madoff's mistake was stealing from the rich. If he'd stolen from the poor he'd have a cabinet position." -OPOL

        by blue in NC on Wed Jun 04, 2014 at 07:18:47 PM PDT

        [ Parent ]

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