Fracking in North Carolina House Passes Hydraulic Fracturing Bill By Rachel Lewis Hilburn • May 30, 2014 Update: The Senate approved the House changes late Thursday. Senate Bill 786 is now on Governor Pat McCrory's desk awaiting a signature. North Carolina is one step closer to allowing hydraulic fracturing in the state. Fracking Bill Passes 2nd House Reading By Rachel Lewis Hilburn • May 28, 2014 Joshua Doubek Listen Listening... / 1:34 Listen to the story here. A bill that would allow hydraulic fracturing in North Carolina is racing through Chambers during this short session of the General Assembly. Fracking Could Soon Be Legal In North Carolina By Associated Press • Jun 6, 2012 By OIa.devicenteninja (Own work) [CC-BY-SA-3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons A Senate committee is recommending a protocol it says the state of North Carolina should follow while legalizing a controversial form of natural gas drilling. Greater consumer protections needed if fracking comes to North Carolina By Rachel Lewis Hilburn • May 3, 2012 By OIa.devicenteninja (Own work) [CC-BY-SA-3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons As state lawmakers consider whether to allow drilling for natural gas – or fracking -- in North Carolina, Attorney General Roy Cooper has been looking into consumer protection issues surrounding the practice.