Posts Tagged ‘Southern Illinoisans Against Fracturing our Environment’

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...


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....


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...


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...