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Fracking in Illinois gets green light

Kevin HoffmanReboot Illinois

Nov 07, 2014

Nearly a year-and-a-half after state lawmakers passed the Hydraulic Fracturing Regulatory Act, a 12-member legislative committee gave the seal of approval for rules regulating fracking in Illinois.

The Joint Committee on Administrative Rules, co-chaired by Democratic Sen. Don Harmon of Oak Park and state Rep. Timothy Schmitz, R-Geneva, unanimously approved the rules during a hearing in Chicago on Nov. 6.

Oil and gas in Illinois

After much anticipation — and frustration — by pro-fracking groups, oil and gas drillers can begin applying for permits in the coming months.

The Chicago Tribune has…

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