Here’s a look at some of the measures Governor Nixon signed or allowed to become law Tuesday.
More than a dozen areas in the United States have been shaken in recent years by small earthquakes triggered by oil and gas drilling, a government report released Thursday found.
This week, a late comedian’s likeness can’t be used for quite some time and a late poet gets honored.
A new study by the U.S. Geological Survey says more data is needed to be able to say for sure if a link exists between unconventional oil and gas development and degraded water quality.
The move to veto showcases the Obama administration’s focus on climate change and sheds light on the growing concerns over fracking.
Defying the Republican-run Congress, President Barack Obama rejected a bill Tuesday to approve construction of the Keystone XL oil pipeline, wielding his veto power for only the third time in his presidency.
Democrats on a congressional oversight panel are stepping up their investigation into how well states are regulating the disposal of oil and gas waste, citing continuing public concern about the potential environmental and health risks of hydraulic fracturing.
Madison County Judge Barbara Crowder makes decision on oil & gas drilling
Supporters 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.
The long-awaited plan Friday will 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.