Fracking http://tspr.org en Business, Labor Leaders Urge Quinn Administration To Finish Fracking Rules http://tspr.org/post/business-labor-leaders-urge-quinn-administration-finish-fracking-rules <img class="wysiwyg-asset-image-wrapper inset" data-caption="" data-attribution="Credit wikimedia commons" typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://mediad.publicbroadcasting.net/p/wuis/files/styles/card_280/public/201407/fracking.JPG" alt="" /><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&#160;&#160;</span>Business and labor leaders are urging Illinois' Department of Natural Resources to finish the rules for hydraulic fracturing. Mon, 28 Jul 2014 14:58:19 +0000 Hannah Meisel 57326 at http://tspr.org Business, Labor Leaders Urge Quinn Administration To Finish Fracking Rules Improving the Environment While Creating Jobs http://tspr.org/post/improving-environment-while-creating-jobs <p>Corporations and mainstream media often repeat the “jobs vs. the environment” angle to situations, but that’s a false choice. Wed, 11 Jun 2014 19:25:37 +0000 Bill Knight 54706 at http://tspr.org Improving the Environment While Creating Jobs Fracking Not All It's Cracked Up To Be http://tspr.org/post/fracking-not-all-its-cracked-be <p>Illinois’ legislature on May 31 signaled that fracking can begin, overwhelmingly approving a plan to regulate the high-volume gas and oil drilling despite considerable testimony in opposition, hundreds of people rallying and protesting at the Capitol and Gov. Quinn’s office, and five southern-Illinois counties and four cities, including Carbondale, voting to wait. Wed, 19 Jun 2013 18:32:00 +0000 Bill Knight 35848 at http://tspr.org Fracking Not All It's Cracked Up To Be The Broken Promise of Fracking http://tspr.org/post/broken-promise-fracking <p>When the movie “Promised Land” came out this month, one was tempted to repeat the tagline from 1972’s horror flick “The Last House on the Left”: “It’s only a movie... It’s only a movie...”</p><p></p><p>But … it’s worse. People on both sides of the fracking debate cringe at “Promised Land,” the Matt Damon drama about fracking advocates trying to get a depressed rural area to sign over drilling rights. Fracking supporters say the film’s unfair; fracking opponents say it doesn’t go far enough.</p> Wed, 30 Jan 2013 17:56:43 +0000 Bill Knight 28062 at http://tspr.org The Broken Promise of Fracking Fracking Laws Needed in Illinois http://tspr.org/post/fracking-laws-needed-illinois <p>Illinois&rsquo; legislature last session failed to pass a law addressing fracking (hydraulic fracturing), and the result may be less that the state dodged a bullet and more that Illinoisans got a blindfold before the order to fire.<br /> Thu, 26 Jul 2012 11:43:26 +0000 Bill Knight 18867 at http://tspr.org Fracking Laws Needed in Illinois