Springfield-- Republicans from the
Illinois House plan to address hydraulic fracturing in the state.
House Republican leader Tom Cross has
called a Tuesday news conference along with state Reps. Mike Bost, Mike
Fortner, Brad Halbrook and David Reis. They say they will discuss the future of
hydraulic fracturing in the state.
Lawmakers have been working on
legislation that would facilitate and regulate the practice of high-volume oil
and gas drilling, known as "fracking." Lawmakers, representatives
from the oil and gas industry, environmentalists, agriculture industry
officials and Attorney General Lisa Madigan have been involved.
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