hydraulic fracturing

Why Are There So Many Earthquakes In Illinois?

Jul 30, 2020
Connie Kuntz

Last week we learned that earthquakes occur nearly every day in Illinois -- we just don’t feel most of them because they are so small.

 

This week, we are looking at why we have so many. 

 

We spoke with Dr. Megan Brown. She's an assistant professor with the Department of Geology and Environmental Geosciences at Northern Illinois University.

 

Illinois Fracking Rules Delayed Until November

Oct 14, 2014
epa.gov

An Illinois legislative committee delayed voting on hydraulic fracturing rules until November.

It will be at least another month before legislators take up regulations of hydraulic fracturing. The Joint Commission on Administrative Rules, or JCAR -- a bipartisan panel -- voted Tuesday to spend more time reviewing, and potentially rewriting, them.

Manufacturers' Association: Fracking A Southern Illinois Issue

Sep 11, 2014
Illinois DNR

A coalition of labor unions and members of the oil industry is asking Illinois lawmakers to step back in the fracking process. 

State officials are still working on the rules to govern hydraulic fracturing.

Environmentalists criticized DNR's first version. The pro-fracking group GROW is upset about the second draft.

Jim Watson heads the Illinois Petroleum Council. He says Illinois is losing an opportunity to bring in energy companies.

Fracking Standards Now Law In Illinois

Jun 17, 2013
epa.gov

Governor Pat Quinn says he has signed into law the nation's toughest regulations on "fracking" – while unlocking the potential for thousands of jobs.