Governor Pat McCrory issued the following statement today regarding SB 76, the Domestic Energy Jobs Act:
"This legislation continues our drive for more jobs and economic development in North Carolina through safe energy exploration that also preserves the integrity of North Carolina's environment," said Governor Pat McCrory. "I'm pleased the bill has a consumer protection element that establishes a fund for any landowner who may suffer damages resulting from fraud. Revenues will also be collected to ensure counties do not bear any financial responsibility."
SB 76 will be before the House Commerce and Job Development Committee tomorrow.
"There is a sense of urgency to begin energy exploration to help create jobs, however, we are also using a deliberate approach that will ensure we do this right in an environmentally responsible way," continued Governor McCrory.