Natural Resources Defense Council en The Broken Promise of 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 The Broken Promise of Fracking Illinois Governor Halts “Boondoggle” Energy Bill <p>Illinois Governor Pat Quinn vetoed energy&nbsp; legislation that critics say could have raised the price of natural gas around the state.</p><p>The legislation would have forced natural gas companies Ameren and Nicor to buy synthetic gas produced by the Leucadia plant in order to help pay for its construction. The plant was proposed to be built on Chicago&#39;s south side. Leucadia planned to use technology that converts Illinois coal into gas.</p> Sat, 11 Aug 2012 18:05:00 +0000 Rich Egger 19815 at Illinois Governor Halts “Boondoggle” Energy Bill