Illinois Department of Natural Resources 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 Public Meeting To Discuss Environmental Contamination In Sauget, Ill. http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/public-meeting-discuss-environmental-contamination-sauget-ill <p>State agencies from Illinois and Missouri are holding <a href="http://www.scribd.com/doc/158552405/Final-7-19-2013-Notice-of-Invite-for-Public-Meeting">a public meeting</a> Tuesday evening in Cahokia, Ill. to discuss <a href="http://www.fws.gov/midwest/es/ec/nrda/Sauget/index.html">plans to address environmental pollution</a> in and around Sauget, Ill.</p><p>Tom Heavisides of the Illinois Department of Natural Resources says old landfills and industrial facilities in the Sauget area of St. Clair County have contaminated soil and water.</p> Tue, 06 Aug 2013 22:14:05 +0000 Véronique LaCapra 28870 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Public Meeting To Discuss Environmental Contamination In Sauget, Ill.