The ILLINOIS Senate approves HB 4119, which would ban the sale or possession of shark fins, a delicacy often used in Chinese cooking. The measure moves to Gov. Pat Quinn (D) for review (QUAD-CITY TIMES [DAVENPORT]). • VERMONT Gov. Pete Shumlin (D) signs HB 464, a bill making the Green Mountain State the first to ban hydraulic fracturing, or "fracking," the practice of injecting water and chemicals under high pressure into underground shale to release natural gas (BURLINGTON FREE PRESS).
- Compiled by RICH EHISEN
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