John Bradley http://peoriapublicradio.org en 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