Hydraulic Fracturing

Industry To Seek Changes In 'Fracking' RulesSupporters of high-volume oil and gas extraction said Wednesday that they'll seek dozens of changes in proposed rules to govern the practice in Illinois that appear to violate a hard-won compromise between industry and environmentalists.
State Agency Issues Long-Awaited Fracking Rules The Illinois Department of Natural Resources released a long-awaited plan Friday to regulate high-volume oil and gas drilling that supporters hope could bring an economic boost to southern Illinois but environmentalists fear may be too lenient.
Illinois House Committee OKs Fracking Regulation ProposalA proposal that aims to create thousands of jobs in southern Illinois by kick-starting high-volume oil and gas drilling cleared a top committee Tuesday, sending it on to the House floor.
State Senate Approves Regulations On FrackingThe Illinois State Senate has passed unanimously, and sent to the state House of Representatives, a bill that would regulate “fracking,” the process used to obtain access to deep natural gas reserves