Charlotte group protests fracking bill in Raleigh

by: Stephanie Coueignoux Updated:

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RALEIGH, N.C. —

Fracking could soon be legal in North Carolina.

Governor Pat McCrory is reviewing a bill that would allow the first fracking permits as earlier as next May.

This comes as hundreds of local protesters were in Raleigh Monday to protest the bill.

This is video taken by local Greenpeace protesters who took part in "Moral Monday" -- a weekly protest outside the capitol.

Last week, both the House and Senate approved the bill.

Environmentalists say fracking is not only dangerous to the environment, but it's bad for your health.

Proponents say fracking will generate millions of dollars in revenue.

The governor's office told Channel 9 they don't know when the governor will take legislative action.