IDNR: 'Fracking' At Least a Year Off in IllinoisIllinois environmental officials say it will be at least a year until the start of hydraulic fracturing in the state. New state regulations for the practice are nearly complete.
Illinois Begins Registering Companies for Fracking OperationsThe move is welcomed by the Illinois Manufacturer's Association but opposed by Southern Illinoisans Against Fracturing our Environment, or "SAFE"
Illinois House Continues Battle Over Fracking BillState Rep. Mike Bost (R-Murphysboro) says the bill needs to pass as soon as possible, claiming it could be a "gold rush" for Illinois.
Missourians Watching Illinois' Fracking Bill Closelythe Missouri mining industry stands to gain from an increased need for silica sand, which is critical in hydraulic fracturing, also known as fracking.
Illinois Lawmakers Prepare for Fracking No fracking wells are up in Illinois yet, though some companies have been purchasing or leasing land in anticipation.