MAY 28, 2014 UPDATE: Fracking Speedup Bill Dies in Springfield Julie Wernau of the Chicago Tribune says: “Legislators said the […]
It’s now springtime (well, almost)! And that means our Illinois representatives and senators are in session. It also means that this is the time to lobby for bills that protect our environment and public health. And because of the hard work from many groups, fourteen bills (see below) have been prepared to address loopholes as well as key health and environmental concerns associated with the rules that were prepared by the Illinois Department of Natural Resources to regulate the Hydraulic Fracturing Regulatory Act that was signed into law in Illinois this past June.