CHICAGO | An Illinois legislative panel has put off voting on rules for high-volume oil and gas extraction until next month, as it grapples with how to ensure regulations are fair to industry while protecting the environment.
In this April, 8 file photo, 6-year-old Lucy Childers plays on the rock formations at Ferne Clyffe State Park in Goreville, Ill. Southern Illinoisans have hopes and fears surrounding the high-volume oil and gas drilling that may be starting in the Shawnee National Forest. Illinois and Califo…
CHICAGO | After environmentalists, lawmakers and the oil industry got together last year to draft Illinois' first regulations for hydraulic fracturing, the rest was supposed to be easy.
In a May 21 file photo, a protester attends a rally after a House Committee hearing on oil drilling, "fracking" legislation at the Illinois State Capitol in Springfield, Ill. Illinois and California officials are writing rules to implement their states’ first-ever laws to regulate hydraulic …
SPRINGFIELD | About a dozen opponents of hydraulic fracturing Friday marked the final day of a public comment period on the state's new fracking rules by renewing their call for a complete ban on the controversial oil and gas drilling procedure.
You may hear a lot of discussion concerning a technique more-widely used in oil and natural gas production called “fracking” -- a fairly crude nickname applied to the process known as hydraulic fracturing. The process of hydraulic fracturing involves drilling a well and seeking to recover bu…
SPRINGFIELD | Without any ceremony, Gov. Pat Quinn on Monday signed into law a plan to permit and regulate high-volume horizontal hydraulic fracturing.
VALPARAISO | Members of the Chesterton and Valparaiso high school debating teams will debate the pros and cons of fracking at Monday's meeting of the Valparaiso Chain of Lakes Watershed Group.
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