hydraulic fracturing http://wuis.org en Business, Labor Leaders Urge Quinn Administration To Finish Fracking Rules http://wuis.org/post/business-labor-leaders-urge-quinn-administration-finish-fracking-rules <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Business and labor leaders are urging Illinois' Department of Natural Resources to finish the rules for hydraulic fracturing. The coalition says it's left wondering if the governor's administration might be dragging the process for political reasons.</p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">It's been over 400 days since the General Assembly passed a law to allow hydraulic fracturing in Illinois. Proponents say the technique of drilling for natural gas deep in the ground will lead to job and revenue growth.</span></p> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 22:18:30 +0000 Hannah Meisel 29986 at http://wuis.org Business, Labor Leaders Urge Quinn Administration To Finish Fracking Rules Lawmakers Push To Speed Up Fracking Even After Proposal Dies http://wuis.org/post/lawmakers-push-speed-fracking-even-after-proposal-dies <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Lawmakers are giving up on an attempt to override state regulators in order to jumpstart </span>fracking<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> in Illinois. But they still say </span>Gov<span style="line-height: 1.5;">. Pat Quinn's administration is dragging its feet on a potential economic boom.</span></p><p></p> Wed, 28 May 2014 18:56:19 +0000 Hannah Meisel 26091 at http://wuis.org Lawmakers Push To Speed Up Fracking Even After Proposal Dies Fracking Divides Environmentalists In Ill. http://wuis.org/post/fracking-divides-environmentalists-ill <div>Across the world, the drilling process referred to as "fracking" has caused controversy. Some say it brings heavy profits with the oil and natural gas it extracts from far underground. Others say it's caused pollution, contaminated water... and <a href="http://stateimpact.npr.org/texas/tag/earthquake/">even initiated earthquakes</a>.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>It's an issue Illinois residents have been largely untouched by - until now, as fracking has recently begun in the southern part of the state. Thu, 18 Jul 2013 18:33:36 +0000 Rachel Otwell 5943 at http://wuis.org Fracking Divides Environmentalists In Ill. Fracking Regulations Become Law http://wuis.org/post/fracking-regulations-become-law <p id="yui_3_7_2_30_1371498844026_83" style="margin-bottom: 0px; font-size: medium; line-height: normal;"><span style="font-size: 14px; line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Governor Pat Quinn has signed into law what's touted as the nation's toughest regulations on "</span><span class="mark" id="misspell-1" style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; background-image: url(https://s.yimg.com/ok/u/assets/img/rte-mark.png); background-attachment: scroll; background-color: transparent; background-position: 50% 100%; background-repeat: Mon, 17 Jun 2013 20:07:33 +0000 Amanda Vinicky 4430 at http://wuis.org Fracking Regulations Become Law Fracking Deal Back On Track http://wuis.org/post/fracking-deal-back-track <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">After several stumbles, an agreement&nbsp; has been reached on how to regulate "</span>fracking<span style="line-height: 1.5;">" in Illinois. &nbsp;A House committee could vote on the package Thursday morning.&nbsp;</span><strong style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</strong></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The oil and natural gas extraction technique known as hydraulic fracturing has been a boon for job creation in places like&nbsp; North Dakota and Pennsylvania.</span></p> Wed, 15 May 2013 22:58:04 +0000 Amanda Vinicky 2745 at http://wuis.org Fracking Deal Back On Track