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 a compromise. It's over the details since that they've departed.