Posts Tagged ‘SAFE’

Opponents of ballot initiative announce formation of committee

Update Feb. 21:  After first publishing this article with the headline “Proponents for fracking announce formation of committee,” the Gazette was contacted for a correction as the committee emphasized they are neit...


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...


Commissioners take no vote on fracking referendum request

The Johnson County commissioners met for a regularly scheduled meeting Monday in which a community rights’ group opposing fracking returned in hopes of leaving with a referendum for local control approved for the March ballot...


Opposition to fracking in region remains resilient

The Johnson County commissioners met for a regularly scheduled meeting Monday in which members of the grass-roots organization SAFE, Southern Illinoisans Against Fracturing Our Environment, spoke before the board in hopes of pa...



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 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....



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...