LETTER: Law doesn't bode well for economic development

Jun. 11, 2014 @ 04:58 AM

To the Editor:

The fracking legislation signed by Gov. McCrory is bad for N.C., bad for regional economic development in Chatham and adjacent counties, and little more than a Trojan horse for offshore drilling.

It takes a mind-numbing myopia to legalize and subsidize fracking in the face of the proposed Chatham Park, a 7,000-plus-acre mixed-use development that would become home to hundreds of businesses and thousands of workers and homeowners. But such is the cockeyed logic of this legislature and governor. 

David Streifford