Fracking http://peoriapublicradio.org en First meeting held on ‘fracking’ in Illinois http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/first-meeting-held-fracking-illinois <p>Illinois is holding its first public meeting on potential new "fracking" regulations. &nbsp;Anyone interested is invited to comment at a meeting Tuesday in Chicago.&nbsp;</p><p> Tue, 26 Nov 2013 22:12:45 +0000 Amanda Vinicky 15504 at http://peoriapublicradio.org First meeting held on ‘fracking’ in Illinois IL fracking registration begins for companies http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/il-fracking-registration-begins-companies <p></p><div>It&#39;ll likely be next year before oil and gas companies looking to &quot;frack&quot; in Illinois can begin. But the registration process is underway.</div><p> Thu, 03 Oct 2013 22:56:28 +0000 Amanda Vinicky 12893 at http://peoriapublicradio.org IL fracking registration begins for companies Quinn signs law on fracking http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/quinn-signs-law-fracking <p></p><div>Governor Pat Quinn has signed into law what's touted as the nation's toughest regulations on "fracking." &nbsp; Illinois Public Radio’s Amanda Vinicky reports:</div><p> Mon, 17 Jun 2013 20:11:48 +0000 Alex Rusciano & Amanda Vinicky 7492 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Quinn signs law on fracking Il House to take up fracking regulation bill http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/il-house-take-fracking-regulation-bill <p></p><div>A measure that would regulate hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking,” heads to the full Illinois House after Representatives approved it at a hearing Tuesday.</div><div> Tue, 21 May 2013 17:16:17 +0000 Denise Molina & Chris Slaby 5955 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Il House to take up fracking regulation bill Measure regulating fracking gains steam http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/measure-regulating-fracking-gains-steam <p></p><div>A new plan to regulate the controversial practice of hydraulic fracturing is back on track in the Illinois legislature. IPR’S Amanda Vinicky has more.</div><div><span style="line-height: 1.5;">New technology allows energy companies to use high volumes of water mixed with chemicals to drill deep into the ground for oil and natural gas. There's hope Illinois' New Albany shale could be rich with both. But before companies start "</span>fracking<span style="line-height: 1.5;">," as the practice is known, the state needs to set up rules.</span></div><div> Thu, 16 May 2013 12:15:20 +0000 Denise Molina & Amanda Vinicky 5687 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Measure regulating fracking gains steam Madigan discusses what issues lawmakers could deal with before adjournment http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/madigan-discusses-what-issues-lawmakers-could-deal-adjournment <p></p><div>Illinois' legislators have less than a month before they're scheduled to adjourn. &nbsp;The Speaker of the Illinois House made some predictions about what may and may not happen before then. IPR’S Amanda Vinicky reports.</div><div><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;</span></div><div>A measure to legalize same sex marriage in Illinois already got state Senators' approval. But the Speaker of the Illinois House says there's not enough support for it to pass in that chamber.&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">Mike Madigan said in March that gay marriage was a dozen votes shy in the House.&nbsp;</span></div><div> Fri, 03 May 2013 12:15:20 +0000 Denise Molina 5008 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Madigan discusses what issues lawmakers could deal with before adjournment Madigan supports fracking moratorium http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/madigan-supports-fracking-moratorium <p></p><div>Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan doesn't want Illinois to allow fracking, a controversial process that injects a mixture of water and chemicals deep underground to reach oil and natural gas reserves. &nbsp;IPR’s Amanda Vinicky reports.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div></div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>Companies are longing to access the oil and natural gas laced in the rocks of the New Albany Shale, in southeastern Illinois.</div><p> Wed, 13 Mar 2013 17:21:34 +0000 Alex Rusciano 2389 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Madigan supports fracking moratorium Environmentalists pressure advocates on fracking issue http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/environmentalists-pressure-advocates-fracking-issue <p></p><div>A coalition of environmental groups accuse other advocates of selling out when it comes to the drilling technique known as "hydraulic fracturing." &nbsp;IPR’s Amanda Vinicky has more.&nbsp;</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div></div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>Environmentalists have warned of the dangers of "fracking" - a process that extracts natural gas or oil by pumping millions of gallons of water and chemicals deep underground.</div><div>That's why it was a big deal a couple weeks ago that the Sierra Club and Natural Resources Defense Council stood with business leaders to announce they'd reached an agreement that could pave the way for fracking in Illinois.</div><p> Tue, 12 Mar 2013 22:56:20 +0000 Alex Rusciano 2361 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Environmentalists pressure advocates on fracking issue Groups reach fracking agreement in Illinois http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/groups-reach-fracking-agreement-illinois <p>Environmentalists and business groups have reached an agreement that paves the way for "fracking" in Illinois.&nbsp;IPR's&nbsp;Brian Mackey has more on Thursday's announcement. &nbsp;</p><p>It was an unusual sight: supporters of the oil and gas industry sharing a podium with environmental activists. They've agreed on legislation that would regulate the oil and gas extraction process known as hydraulic fracturing or "fracking."</p><p>Jack Darin, with the Illinois chapter of the Sierra Club, says fracking is coming to Illinois, so it's better to compromise on new rules than to do nothing.</p> Thu, 21 Feb 2013 22:13:15 +0000 Deborah Oldenkamp 1351 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Groups reach fracking agreement in Illinois