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Illinois Fracking Bill

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...

UPDATE: Live at Historic Vote in Illinois: Steingraber and Citizens Bust Fracking Bill (Video)

Jeff Biggers | Posted 07.30.2013 | Green
Jeff Biggers

Since the Governor and the bill negotiators have refused to visit a fracking operation, citizens delivered letters from impacted fracking and frac sand mining residents from Pennsylvania, Wisconsin and Iowa to Gov. Quinn and Attorney General Madigan.

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...