Fracking is coming to Illinois, and ELPC has been working with allies, industry, legislators and the State of Illinois to ensure it can only be done with very strong environmental and public health protections. The result, released Feb. 21st, is one of the most protective bills on hydraulic fracturing (“fracking”) in the nation. The proposed law contains several precedent-setting provisions to protect water quality and the public’s right to know.
To better understand the proposed law, visit www.elpc.org/illinoisfrackingbill.
(Photo: ELPC Staff Attorney Jenny Cassel talks with reporters in Springfield on Feb. 21, 2013, about the proposed Illinois fracking bill.)