Environment
1:33 pm
Thu July 18, 2013

Fracking Divides Environmentalists In Ill.

Credit Amanda Vinicky/WUIS
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 even initiated earthquakes. 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. Jamey Dunn of Illinois Issues magazine has been following the topic - she joins us for this interview:

CLICK HERE for Dunn's latest article on fracking in Illinois Issues magazine, 'Fractured community: Environmental groups that backed Illinois fracking legislation say 'It was a nuanced decision in the political reality'.'