drilling http://peoriapublicradio.org en 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