The second draft of Illinois' controversial fracking regulation has been presented to JCAR, the state legislature's Joint Committee for Administrative Rules. The powerful group of twelve legislators will give final approval, or rejection, of the updated rules.
Person after person chided DNR for the weak rules and many declared that fracking cannot be made safe. Governor Pat Quinn and the legislature are grossly out of touch with the views of the public expressed at the hearings.
Illinois needs another way to fund community infrastructure in rural areas, including domestic violence and sexual assault services, before the fracking boom begins. Tae kwon do classes and pepper spray won't cut it.