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Fracking in Illinois

How Much Fracking Will Remain Unregulated in Illinois?

Will Reynolds | Posted 06.30.2014 | Chicago
Will Reynolds

Opposition to fracking in southern Illinois continues as people learn more about the inadequacy of a law that was written behind closed doors and rushed through the legislature with very little public scrutiny.

Spirit Of Cooperation Frays In Fracking Debate

AP | TAMMY WEBBER | Posted 01.23.2014 | Chicago

CHICAGO (AP) — After environmentalists, lawmakers and the oil industry got together last year to draft Illinois' first regulations for hydraulic fra...

Fracking In Illinois: What Comes Next?

AP | TAMMY WEBBER | Posted 06.04.2013 | Chicago

CHICAGO -- High-volume oil and gas extraction probably won't begin in earnest in Illinois until next year because the state first must adopt rules and...

State Passes Toughest Fracking Regulations In The Nation

AP | KERRY LESTER | Posted 08.01.2013 | Chicago

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — Illinois came a giant step closer to approving the nation's strictest regulations for high-volume oil and gas drilling on Fr...

Illinois' Fracking Deal Could Be The National Model

AP | TAMMY WEBBER | Posted 05.07.2013 | Chicago

CHICAGO — After years of clashing over the drilling method known as hydraulic fracturing, or "fracking," the oil industry and environmentalists ...