Future Of Fracking In NC Hinges On Democratic Governor

Law360, New York (June 22, 2012, 9:06 PM EDT) -- A bill to make hydraulic fracturing legal in North Carolina could open the state to oil and natural gas drilling as early as 2014, but it may face difficulty in getting approval from a Democratic governor who has frequently found herself at odds with the Republican-controlled legislature that passed the bill.

The North Carolina Senate on Thursday approved S.B. 820, a measure that would repeal a decades-old prohibition on fracking in the state and require state regulators to develop a framework of rules to oversee the...
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