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Hydraulic Fracturing

No vote on Illinois fracking rules until November

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.

October 15, 2014 12:00 am
Spirit of cooperation frays in fracking debate

Spirit of cooperation frays in fracking debate

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…

January 12, 2014 12:00 am
Spirit of cooperation frays in fracking debate

Spirit of cooperation frays in fracking debate

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.

January 12, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Spirit of cooperation frays in fracking debate

Spirit of cooperation frays in fracking debate

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 …

January 12, 2014 12:00 am

Fracking opponents continue call for ban

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.

January 03, 2014 4:55 pm
GUEST COMMENTARY: Fracking is here to stay in Illinois,Indiana

GUEST COMMENTARY: Fracking is here to stay in Illinois,Indiana

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…

June 23, 2013 12:00 am

Quinn signs hydraulic fracturing law

SPRINGFIELD | Without any ceremony, Gov. Pat Quinn on Monday signed into law a plan to permit and regulate high-volume horizontal hydraulic fracturing.

June 17, 2013 9:30 pm

Area students debate fracking at watershed meeting

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.

March 16, 2013 8:15 pm
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