Posts Tagged ‘Fracking’

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,...


Alto Pass signs fracking ban

Opponents of the mining process known as hydraulic fracturing are praising a recent ordinance signed by the Village of Alto Pass to ban such practices within the city limits. The ban, suggested as a “symbolic” position by a...


Fracking still under debate in Southern Illinois

When environmentalists asked Gov. Pat Quinn to provide a moratorium on hydraulic fracturing, called fracking, until regulation was put in place to provide oversight on the practice, Quinn said he believed something must be done...



Picture of Johnson County resident Verna Taylor.

Workshop helps landowners better understand fracking

When a pair of presenters from Ohio State University Extension finished an educational workshop last Thursday in the Gambit Event Center entitled, “Leasing Farmland for Oil and Gas Production,” Johnson County resident and l...


Fracking finds opponents in Johnson County

Author’s note: In the course of writing this article, outside of those interviewed for the story, nearly 100 percent of the people I’ve spoken to this past week regarding the issue of Fracking have never heard of the proces...