hydraulic fracturing http://peoriapublicradio.org en 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