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Sun May 26, 2013, 07:08 AM

Sit In Continues Demanding a Moratorium on Fracking in Illinois


Sit in continues in front of Gov. Quinn’s Office in the Capitol Building, Springfield, IL.

Sit In Continues Demanding a Moratorium on Fracking in Illinois
Jeff Biggers

What happens in Illinois, doesn’t stay in Illinois—especially when you’re dealing with the national ramifications of a combined fracking and coal mining rush unparalleled in recent memory.

As a sit in movement continues at the office of Gov. Quinn in Springfield, IL, besieged southern Illinois residents who have been left out of backroom legislative negotiations over a controversial and admittedly flawed regulatory fracking bill are calling on the nation to contact Gov. Quinn and Lt. Gov. Madigan to put a moratorium on drilling to investigate its full climate and health impacts.


From water contamination, air pollution to earthquakes in one of the nation’s most deadly seismic zones—conferring with a U.S. Geological Survey, there is already a 90 percent chance that a magnitude six or seven earthquake will occur in the New Madrid seismic area within the next fifty years—the unleashed fracking rush promises to not only leave southern Illinois in shambles.

If passed, Illinois’ so-called historic compromise of regulatory doublespeak—hailed by Gov. Quinn as “a new national standard for environmental protection and job creation potential”—will open the floodgates for similar fracking operations across the nation.

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unhappycamper May 2013 OP
Socialistlemur May 2013 #1

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Sun May 26, 2013, 07:09 PM

1. Are the objections to drilling or to the fracturing of rocks?

I get confused because it says drilling and fracking as if they were identical. I still find the objections a bit silly. What exactly is the problem.,?..

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