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The term "bully pulpit" stems from President Theodore Roosevelt's reference to the White House as a "bully pulpit," meaning a terrific platform from which to persuasively advocate an agenda. Roosevelt often used the word "bully" as an adjective meaning superb/wonderful. The Bully Pulpit features news, reasoned discourse, opinion and some humor.

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Stokes County board opposes fracking

(By Meghann Evans, The Stokes News) - A round of applause followed the Stokes County Board of Commissioners’ unanimous decision to approve a resolution in opposition of hydraulic fracturing or “fracking” for natural gas.

The vote was taken at the end of the board’s Monday afternoon meeting. Several citizens attended the meeting to hear the vote. The resolution will now be sent to leadership of the N.C. General Assembly and the county’s legislative delegation.

The resolution states that “the Stokes County Board of Commissioners urge the North Carolina General Assembly to take no action and pass no legislation that would legalize hydraulic fracturing or horizontal drilling in North Carolina before it is fully demonstrated that North Carolina public health, waters, land, air, economy, and quality of life can be fully protected from the impacts of allowing shale gas development in the State.”


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