Do you want to stop fracking in Illinois? If yes – you need to get involved NOW.
Make calls to members of the Joint Committee on Administrative Rules (JCAR) today, Tuesday, 9-9 through Monday, 9-15. Ask them to vote to PROHIBIT the revised rules on fracking.
What You Need to Know
Contact information for members of JCAR can be found here: http://www.ilga.gov/commission/jcar/member.pdf
Please prohibit the rules for fracking. The IDNR (IL Dept. of Natural Resources) did not develop detailed plans for air pollution, radiation, seismicity and chemical disclosure that will actually protect Illinois residents from fracking related harm. The IDNR has ridiculously low fines violations. Fracking can harm people, animals and the environment – why give the industry a pass?
The IDNR is understaffed and underfunded. They admit it themselves. They are not ready to take on the daunting task of regulating this dangerous industry.
If JCAR, the Joint Committee on Administrative Rules, votes to prohibit the rules then that would shoot a hole in the hydraulic fracturing program in Illinois and would send the regulations back to the General Assembly, which would provide the opportunity to work for a ban.
The rules can be found at: http://www.dnr.illinois.gov/OilandGas/Pages/PublicHearingTranscriptsAndComments.aspx
The IDNR admits, in their responses to the over 30,000 public comments about fracking, that they are understaffed, and face many challenges and unknowns about the daunting task of regulating of the fracking industry. (You can find it on page 14).