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State returns $582,000 grant money that would have been used to study wetlands, impact of fracking

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Posted: Wednesday, September 25, 2013 7:09 pm | Updated: 10:20 pm, Wed Sep 25, 2013.

RALEIGH — North Carolina has returned a federal grant which would have helped monitor water quality in streams and wetlands that could be impacted by drilling for natural gas.

In an email dated Sept. 3, the state informed the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency that it doesn't need a $222,595 grant for water quality monitoring in areas seen as candidates for hydraulic fracturing, or "fracking."

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