- Associated Press - Monday, June 2, 2014

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - Critics of the agenda promoted by Republicans in North Carolina government will focus their latest weekly demonstration on environmental laws.

The leader of the North Carolina NAACP and other “Moral Monday” organizers plan to deliver letters to Gov. Pat McCrory and legislative leaders late Monday. Demonstrators who plan to rally behind the Legislative Building say they want lawmakers to commit to protecting the health of citizens and the environment.

The event comes as the legislature last week gave final approval to a bill paving the way for the first fracking permits to be issued as soon as next spring. The bill is now at McCrory’s desk. He’s a strong energy exploration supporter.

Fourteen demonstrators were arrested last week when they held a sit-in within House Speaker Thom Tillis’ office.

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