Anti-fracking campaigner accidentally legalizes fracking
Becky Carney, a state representative from North Carolina, has said she accidentally voted to override the governor's veto of a bill to allow the shale gas exploration called 'fracking' after a late-night vote in the General Assembly.
Instead of pushing the button to vote 'no,' she had pressed the green 'yes' button. Carney's vote provided enough support to lift the ban on fracking.
"I made a mistake and I tried to get recognized to change it as people have been doing all night on other bills and it was too late," said Carney.
'It would have changed the outcome of the vote.'
The House minority leader used a procedural move to ensure the veto override couldn't be reconsidered.
Becky Carney had voted earlier against fracking, and spent the days preceding the vote campaigning against the controversial process.
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