FRACKING IN PENNSYLVANIA BRINGS RISKS AND REWARDS

Appeal Filed Over Illinois’ Fracking Rules

By On December 4, 2014 10:02 am


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EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. (AP) _ A landowners group is appealing a southwestern Illinois judge’s refusal to suspend the state’s new rules for high-volume oil and gas drilling.

Attorneys for the landowners and the group Southern Illinoisans Against Fracturing Our Environment on Monday asked the Mount Vernon-based 5th District Appellate Court to hear the matter.

Madison County Circuit Judge Barbara Crowder last month denied the plaintiffs’ request for a preliminary injunction over the rules meant to regulate hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking.” Crowder concluded the plaintiffs failed to show they would suffer immediate harm if fracking went ahead.

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