hydraulic fracturing http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Public Comment Period Opens For Illinois 'Fracking' Legislation http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/public-comment-period-opens-illinois-fracking-legislation <p>The Illinois Department of Natural Resources is seeking public feedback on the state's first-ever regulations for high-volume oil and gas drilling.</p><p>The <a href="http://www.dnr.illinois.gov/OilandGas/Pages/Hydraulicfracturing.aspx">DNR</a> published<a href="http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/index/register/register_volume37_issue46.pdf"> proposed regulations</a> for hydraulic fracturing today, which begins a public comment period that will last until Jan. 3.</p> Fri, 15 Nov 2013 23:22:37 +0000 Sarah Skiöld-Hanlin & Associated Press 31502 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Public Comment Period Opens For Illinois 'Fracking' Legislation Fracking Regulation Measure Advances To Full Ill. House http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/fracking-regulation-measure-advances-full-ill-house <p><em>Reporting from Chris Slaby.</em></p><p>A measure that would regulate hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking,” heads to the full Illinois House after Representatives approved it at a hearing Tuesday.</p><p>The plan, which passed unanimously, comes two months after a previous version appeared to have enough momentum to go before the House. It stalled over environmentalists’ raised concern there was not enough protection to keep water wells from becoming contaminated.</p><p>Unions were also divided over a labor dispute.</p> Tue, 21 May 2013 19:36:23 +0000 Illinois Public Radio 26601 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Fracking Regulation Measure Advances To Full Ill. House Friction Over Fracking Continues In Illinois http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/friction-over-fracking-continues-illinois <p>Dozens of environmentalists and land owners are meeting with lawmakers in Springfield hoping to persuade them to temporarily ban high-volume oil and gas drilling in Illinois.<br>&nbsp;<br>Opponents of hydraulic fracturing, or "fracking," held a rally and lobbied Illinois legislators yesterday. They're hoping to win support for a two-year moratorium on the practice instead of regulations that would allow it.<br>&nbsp;<br>Fracking opponents say they were ignored during negotiations over a regulatory bill, which proponents say would give Illinois the nation's toughest regulations. Wed, 13 Mar 2013 15:19:22 +0000 The Associated Press 10154 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Friction Over Fracking Continues In Illinois