Posts Tagged ‘Annette McMichael’

Fracking opposition group calls ‘foul’ on IDNR Fracking Task Force

The Illinois People’s Action group recently issued a press statement calling out the Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) saying it shut out the public and scientific community from the Statewide Hydraulic Fracturi...


Frack Free Fest offers entertainment, information

The grass-roots organization Southern Illinoisans Against Fracturing our Environment (SAFE) is offering an evening of free music, guest speakers and other entertainment in its pursuit to speak out against hydraulic fracturing i...


Goreville High School to host fracking program

While the news surrounding high-volume horizontal fracturing in Johnson County has slowed since legislation was recently signed to oversee its practice, members of Southern Illinois Against Fracturing Our Environment (SAFE) sai...


Hydraulic fracturing regulatory act awaits governor’s signature

With the passage of the Illinois Hydraulic Fracturing Regulatory Act Friday, Johnson County commissioners said Monday it is important for the community to prepare for its eventuality and ensure county infrastructure is protecte...



Commissioners to hold public forum in Goreville on fracking

The Johnson County commissioners voted Monday at a regularly scheduled commissioners meeting to hold a public dialogue forum on May 8, at the Goreville High School cafeteria on the subject of hydraulic fracturing. According to ...


Johnson County to hold public forum on fracking

The Johnson County commissioners agreed Monday to host a public forum in an attempt to hear from both sides of the argument over the debate on hydraulic fracturing, also known as fracking. No date has been set, but the commissi...


Illinois moves closer to enacting fracking regulations

The Illinois Hydraulic Fracturing Regulatory Act is moving closer to passage with more than 50 sponsors including downstate lawmakers Reps. Brandon Phelps, D-Harrisburg, Mike Bost, R-Murphysboro and John E. Bradley, D-Marion, b...


New bill proposes regulations on horizontal hydraulic fracturing

On the heels of previous legislation proposed to ban high-volume horizontal hydraulic fracturing in Illinois for up to two years, a new bill entered last week proposes to “regulate” the practice and require a permit with ru...



Legislation to halt hydraulic fracturing introduced in Illinois

In its battle to help enact regulation on hydraulic fracturing, or restrict it altogether, Southern Illinois Against Fracturing our Environment [SAFE] felt a bit of joy recently when state Sen. Mattie Hunter, D-IL 3rd District,...