From the Charlotte [North Carolina] Observer:
Perdue vetoes fracking bill; GOP accuses governor of 'flip-flop'
Gov. Bev Perdue vetoed legislation on Sunday [July 1] that would have paved the way for North Carolina to drill for natural gas through a water and chemical intensive process known as fracking. It is the Democratic governor’s third veto of major Republican-backed legislation — all in the past four days.
Perdue said in a statement that she did not think the legislation went far enough to protect the environment.