The N.C. General Assembly may consider fracking this Sunday in a special session, according to a email from the Center for Community Alternatives.

The SB 709 bill allowing fracking was passed last year by the general assembly but Gov. Bev Perdue vetoed it.

The bill may be under consideration for a veto override, would allow both fracking for natural gas (currently illegal in N.C.) and off-shore oil drilling.

No legislative agenda has been posted, but the email said fracking consideration is likely because many legislators will not be present. Some Republican legislators may hope that this will increase the likelihood of passing such a bill.

Also on the agenda may be a repeal of the Racial Justice Act, which attempts to help close the disparity between blacks and whites receiving the death penalty. Black victims are 2.5 times more likely to receive the death penalty in North Carolina according to a Michigan State University study.