North Carolina Governor Signs Law Permitting Hydraulic Fracturing

Mealey's (June 16, 2015, 3:25 PM EDT) -- RALEIGH, N.C. — North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory on June 4, 2014, signed into law the Energy Modernization Act of 2014, which allows companies to conduct hydraulic fracturing in their exploration of energy sources in the state.

(Law available. Document #94-140610-039L.)

The governor said, “We remain intensely focused on creating good jobs, particularly in our rural areas. We have watched and waited as other states moved forward with energy exploration, and it is finally our turn.”

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The governor added that the law would...
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