May 18, 2013
by Arjun Mishra
On May 18, 2012, Vermont became the first US state to ban hydraulic fracking when Governor Peter Shumlin signed Bill H. 464 into law. Hydraulic fracking is a method used by many major oil companies to extract natural gas and obtain shale oil and gas by using an extremely pressurized mixture of ...[read more]
July 26, 2012
by Katherine Bacher
On July 26, 2011, the North Carolina House of Representatives overrode the veto of Governor Beverly Perdue on a bill that mandated a 24 hour waiting period before an abortion. The bill also required that patients view an ultrasound of the fetus prior to abortion procedures being performed. Several ...[read more]
July 4, 2012
by Saheli Chakrabarty
The North Carolina General Assembly on Monday voted to override the veto of Governor Beverly Perdue regarding legislation that will essentially nullify the state's Racial Justice Act (RJA). Signed into law by Perdue in 2009, the RJA allows an individual sentenced to death to present evidence to ...[read more]
July 2, 2012
by Rebecca DiLeonardo
North Carolina Governor Beverly Perdue on Sunday vetoed a bill that would have lifted a ban on hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, in the state. Fracking is the process of injecting a high pressured mixture of water, sand and chemicals into the ground to break through rock and release oil and ...[read more]
December 15, 2011
by Jaclyn Belczyk
North Carolina Governor Beverly Perdue on Wednesday vetoed legislation that would have essentially repealed the state's Racial Justice Act. The 2009 law, which allows death row inmates to appeal their sentences based on statistical evidence of racism, was designed to address concerns that racial ...[read more]
July 29, 2011
by Maureen Cosgrove
The North Carolina Senate Thursday voted 29-19 to override a veto by Governor Beverly Perdue on legislation that would require a 24-hour waiting period before receiving an abortion. The vote means the legislation will become North Carolina law as the House of Representatives also voted to ...[read more]
July 26, 2011
by Chris Morris
The North Carolina House of Representatives voted Tuesday to override a veto by Governor Beverly Perdue on legislation that would require a 24-hour waiting period before an abortion. With a 72-47 vote, the measure, known as the "Women's Right to Know Act," will now go to the Senate, which on ...[read more]
June 28, 2011
by Jaclyn Belczyk
North Carolina Governor Beverly Perdue vetoed legislation Monday that would have required a 24-hour waiting period before an abortion. The "Woman's Right to Know Act" would also have required women seeking an abortion to view an ultrasound of the fetus prior to the procedure. Supporters argued ...[read more]

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