Gov. McCrory reviewing fracking bill

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RALEIGH - Fracking could soon be legal in North Carolina.

Gov. Pat McCrory is reviewing a bill that would allow the first fracking permits as early as May 2015.

This comes as hundreds of local protestors were in Raleigh Monday to protest the bill. Local Green Peace ralliers have been taking part in “Moral Monday,” a weekly protest outside of the capitol.

The House of Representatives and Senate approved the bill last week.

Environmentalists say fracking is dangerous to the environment and bad for health. Proponents say fracking will generate millions of dollars in revenue.

The Governor’s Office told Channel 9 they do not know when McCrory will take legislative action.