ENVIRONMENT: The NORTH CAROLINA Senate approves SB 820, legislation that would legalize the natural gas drilling process known as hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, in the Tar Heel State. The measure moves to the House (NEWS & OBSERVER [RALEIGH]). • OHIO Gov. John Kasich (R) signs HB 473, which requires Buckeye State businesses that draw more than 2.5 million gallons a day from Lake Erie, 1 million gallons a day from rivers and streams feeding the lake and 100,000 gallons a day from streams defined as "high-quality" to obtain state permits. The law goes into effect in September (PLAIN DEALER [CLEVELAND]).
- Compiled by RICH EHISEN
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