Ill. Lawmakers Advance Fracking Regulation Bill

Law360, New York (May 31, 2013, 9:52 PM EDT) -- Illinois lawmakers on Friday night approved a bill to regulate hydraulic fracturing in the state by requiring oil and gas drillers to disclose what chemicals they're using before and after fracking operations and by putting them on the hook for any water pollution.

SB1715, which received significant input from both industry and environmental groups, would establish stringent guidelines for operators eager to tap the New Albany shale in southern Illinois, believed to contain billions of cubic feet of natural gas. The Illinois Senate passed the bill, which...
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