Fracking — There's Coverage For That

Law360, New York (June 28, 2013, 12:15 PM EDT) -- In June 2013, Illinois passed the nation’s strictest regulations for hydraulic fracturing, a process whereby high-pressure mixtures of water, sand or gravel and chemicals are used to crack underground rock formations to release oil and natural gas. Illinois is one of many states imposing more restrictions over this controversial technology.

While fracking has been around for years, the recent, significant increase in deployment has led many environmental groups and governmental agencies to put a microscope on the practice. Earlier this year, a coalition of environmental groups...
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