NC lawmaker behind stealth attempt to block fracking air pollution rules a top recipient of oil and gas money

http://www.southernstudies.org/2015/03/nc-lawmaker-behind-stealth-attempt-to-block-fracki.html

Since he was first elected to the North Carolina legislature in 2010, Rep. Mike Hager (R-Rutherford) has become a leading advocate for oil and gas drilling in the state. He’s also become a leading beneficiary of campaign contributions from the industry, which could begin fracking operations in the state this year. Image: <img height=”2073″ alt=”&lt;p&gt;North Carolina Rep. Mike Hager, who tried to quietly kill a requirement that regulators establish air pollution rules for fracking sites, was the top recipient of oil and gas industry money in state politics in the last election cycle.&lt;/p&gt; ” width=”1901″ src=”http://www.southernstudies.org/sites/default/files/images/mike_hager_2.jpg?1425664317“> North Carolina Rep. Mike Hager, who tried to quietly kill a requirement that regulators establish air pollution rules for fracking sites, was the top recipient of oil and gas industry money in state politics in the last election cycle. Appreciate this post? Please donate & share below. Donate » Tweet » Share » Email » Reddit » Image Caption: &lt;p>North Carolina Rep. Mike Hager, who tried to quietly kill a requirement that regulators establish air pollution rules for fracking sites, was the top recipient of oil and gas industry money in state politics in the last election cycle.&lt;/p> read more

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