Fracking public meeting in Chicago Tuesday Nov 26th

Got this in my emails this weekend from Fair Economy Illinois and Chicagoland Against Fracking

On Friday, November 15th, the Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) released their first draft of the rules that will regulate hydraulic fracturing here in Illinois (found here).

IDNR is holding its first public hearing on these rules tomorrow:

Tuesday, November 26, 2013
6:30pm-8:30pm (Doors open at 5:30pm)
University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC)
726 S. Halsted Street, Student Center East, Room 302
Chicago, IL 60607

Info from the Illinois Dept. of Natural Resources about Illinois fracking policy and public hearings can be found here.

If you can’t make the meeting but have something to say,fill out the online comment form about the proposed Hydraulic Fracking Regulatory Act at the Illinois DNR’s site here.

3 thoughts on “Fracking public meeting in Chicago Tuesday Nov 26th

  1. This info-graphic is highly misleading. First off there is no Marcellus shale in Illinois. Secondly, the scale is distorted to make it look as dangerous as possible. Those open storage pits would be lined with multiple layers of cement, alleviating much of the worry of it seeping into the water table.
    This is obviously a process that is not without risk, but this seems like its own brand of ignorance.
    I would like to see the reference about where the wastewater pits have been linked to water table contamination.

    • Thanks for pointing that out. I pulled the info-graphic off a site describing the process (clearly I didn’t do my homework on it). I’ve edited the post to remove it and the wastewater-contamination sentence because like you pointed out the studies I looked at just now show that groundwater contamination from fluids leaking out of the well is not an issue.

  2. Thanks C.

    Love the blog! I am going to try to go to this event. I hope that it will be educational and that I can learn something from it.

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