hydraulic fracturing http://peoriapublicradio.org en Still no rules for fracking in Illinois http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/still-no-rules-fracking-illinois <div>&nbsp;</div><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Business and labor leaders are urging Illinois' Department of Natural Resources to finish the rules for hydraulic fracturing. &nbsp;The coalition says it's left wondering if the governor's administration might be dragging the process for political reasons.</span></p><div> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 20:50:10 +0000 Hannah Meisel 26988 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Still no rules for fracking in Illinois Pro-fracking groups say Quinn administration slow to draft rules http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/pro-fracking-groups-say-quinn-administration-slow-draft-rules <div>Lawmakers are giving up on an attempt to override state regulators in order to jumpstart fracking in Illinois. But as IPR'S Hannah Meisel reports, they still say Gov. Pat Quinn's administration is dragging its feet on a potential economic boom.</div><div><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">It's been a &nbsp;year since hydraulic fracturing, known as </span>fracking<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, was approved in Illinois. The law was hard-fought, but in the end, industry and environmental interest groups signed off.</span></p> Wed, 28 May 2014 18:30:07 +0000 Hannah Meisel 24028 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Pro-fracking groups say Quinn administration slow to draft rules Lawmakers advance bill to start hydraulic fracturing process sooner http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/lawmakers-advance-bill-start-hydraulic-fracturing-process-sooner <div>Legislation intended to hasten the arrival of hydraulic fracturing in Illinois is advancing in the General Assembly.&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">Illinois authorized the oil and gas extraction technique, commonly known as "</span>fracking<span style="line-height: 1.5;">," last year.</span></div><div> Tue, 27 May 2014 11:45:58 +0000 Brian Mackey 23942 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Lawmakers advance bill to start hydraulic fracturing process sooner Forging the rules on Fracking in Illinois http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/forging-rules-fracking-illinois <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Illinois Department of Natural Resources is taking public comment on the regulations proposed to govern hydraulic fracturing.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Wed, 18 Dec 2013 04:54:01 +0000 Tanya Koonce 16485 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Forging the rules on Fracking in Illinois Fracking regulation bill advances out of the House http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/fracking-regulation-bill-advances-out-house <p></p><div>It's been three months since business and environmental groups announced an agreement to regulate hydraulic fracturing, the controversial oil and gas extraction process. As IPR’S Chris Slaby reports, the Illinois House finally voted to approve those regulations Thursday night.</div><div><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Advocates pointed to a study by the Illinois Chamber of Commerce, which says the state could gain up to 45-thousand jobs and hundreds of millions of dollars in economic activity.</span></div><div> Fri, 31 May 2013 12:08:52 +0000 Denise Molina & Chris Slaby 6536 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Fracking regulation bill advances out of the House Lawmakers have a lot of work to do before legislative session wraps up http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/lawmakers-have-lot-work-do-legislative-session-wraps <p></p><div><div>There are five days left in the Illinois General Assembly's spring session. &nbsp;And as IPR'S Amanda Vinicky reports legislators have a lot of work ahead of them.</div><div><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Typically, fighting over the budget carries into the waning hours of a legislative session.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">But Democrats, who have enough seats to pass a spending plan without any Republican votes, say they've already reached a deal.</span></div><div> Mon, 27 May 2013 12:46:54 +0000 Denise Molina & Amanda Vinicky 6279 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Lawmakers have a lot of work to do before legislative session wraps up