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Governor Quinn signs Illinois fracking law

18 Jun

On Monday, June 17, Illinois Governor Quinn signed House Bill 2615.  The bill reflects an effort by industry as well as several environmental groups to develop meaningful guidelines to regulate fracking in Illinois.  The participating environmental groups took the view that, if they failed to participate in the process, a bill would be passed that did not have sufficient safeguards in place or no bill would be passed and fracking would take place in Illinois without any restrictions whatsoever.  In fact, the Illinois Department of Natural Resources has already received well-completion reports for fracking operations as companies look to tap the New Albany Shale formation in southern Illinois.

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