The WYOMING Game and Fish Commission approves a plan to allow hunters to kill up to 52 wolves in the Equality State this fall (IDAHO STATESMAN [BOISE]). • The HAWAII House gives final approval to HB 2296, which would bar the import and sale of products that contain bear gallbladders and bile, which are often used in traditional medicines and luxury cosmetics. It moves to Gov. Neal Abercrombie (D) for review (HONOLULU STAR ADVERTISER). • The ILLINOIS Senate approves SB 3280, which would require companies to disclose what chemicals they use when utilizing hydraulic fracturing, or "fracking," when extracting oil and natural gas deposits. The measure, which would also require the testing of pumping equipment to ensure that groundwater is not contaminated during the drilling process, is now in the House (STATE NET, QUAD-CITY TIMES [DAVENPORT]).
- Compiled by RICH EHISEN
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