Fracking

Committee Gives Okay To New Fracking Rules

Nov 6, 2014
Illinois DNR

A fracking law passed in 2013 could soon finally take effect in Illinois -- it's expected drillers will find oil and gas in southern Illinois. A bipartisan legislative committee gave its okay to a revised set of regulations. The long wait is an indication of how controversial hydraulic fracturing is; supporters hail its opportunity to spur economic growth while environmentalists decry the potential damage it may cause. Passing a law was supposed to be the hard part, but the two sides came to...

Illinois Fracking Rules Delayed Until November

Oct 14, 2014
epa.gov

An Illinois legislative committee delayed voting on hydraulic fracturing rules until November.

It will be at least another month before legislators take up regulations of hydraulic fracturing. The Joint Commission on Administrative Rules, or JCAR -- a bipartisan panel -- voted Tuesday to spend more time reviewing, and potentially rewriting, them. The oil and gas industry and other fracking proponents has bemoaned how long Gov . Pat Quinn has taken to put rules in place. It has been well over a year since he signed a law legalizing it, but before companies can begin drilling, those...

Manufacturers' Association: Fracking A Southern Illinois Issue

Sep 11, 2014
Illinois DNR

A coalition of labor unions and members of the oil industry is asking Illinois lawmakers to step back in the fracking process. State officials are still working on the rules to govern hydraulic fracturing. Environmentalists criticized DNR's first version. The pro-fracking group GROW is upset about the second draft. Jim Watson heads the Illinois Petroleum Council. He says Illinois is losing an opportunity to bring in energy companies. "Nobody's going to invest the millions of dollars it takes...

Fracking Standards Now Law In Illinois

Jun 17, 2013
epa.gov

Governor Pat Quinn says he has signed into law the nation's toughest regulations on "fracking" – while unlocking the potential for thousands of jobs.

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