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Illinois Fracking Regulations

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...

Did Illinois Just Undercut Its Own Fracking Law?

AP | TAMMY WEBBER | Posted 11.15.2013 | Green

CHICAGO (AP) — The Illinois Department of Natural Resources published a first draft of Illinois' rules for high-volume oil and gas drilling on Frida...

Governor Signs Tougher Fracking Regulations

AP | DON BABWIN | Posted 08.17.2013 | Green

CHICAGO (AP) — Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn on Monday signed into law the nation's strictest regulations for high-volume oil and gas drilling. ...

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 House Advances Controversial Fracking Bill

Belleville News-Democrat | Brian Brueggemann | Posted 07.31.2013 | Chicago

SPRINGFIELD -- A proposal aimed at creating thousands of jobs in Southern Illinois in high-volume oil and gas drilling, also known as fracking, cleare...

Fracking vs. Democracy: State Laws Subvert Home Rule and Property Rights

Henry Henderson | Posted 05.26.2013 | Green
Henry Henderson

One of the most fascinating and disturbing issues that comes up again and again around fracking is the multitude of exemptions and entitlements that have been handed to the industry at the expense of citizens.

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 ...

Fracking Bill Sees Cooperation Between Environmentalists, Industry

AP | TAMMY WEBBER | Posted 02.22.2013 | Chicago

CHICAGO -- Illinois would have the strictest regulations for high-volume oil and gas drilling in the nation under a proposal introduced Thursday and d...

Regulations Proposed In Illinois House, Senate Before Fracking Begins In May

Posted 04.05.2012 | Chicago

In less than a month, "fracking," a controversial drilling method that involves injecting a chemical compound into the earth to release natural gas, i...