Posts Tagged ‘Hydraulic Fracturing’

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...


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...


Protestors seek audience with Quinn over fracking

Saline County resident Dayna Conner, from Stonefort, is not alone in her desire to have an audience with Illinois lawmakers on the subject of proposed hydraulic fracturing in southern Illinois. Conner and two others began a sit...


Commissioners approve moratorium on fracking

After many months of debate and a collection of concerns voiced at a recent town hall held in Goreville, the Johnson County Board of Commissioners voted 2-1 on Monday in support of a one-year moratorium on hydraulic fracturing....



County Commissioners: more time needed to debate fracking

The Johnson County commissioners said more time was needed to debate their position on a proposal to sign a letter of support in asking the state of Illinois to place a two-year moratorium on the process of hydraulic fracturing...


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...


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,...



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...


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...