Illinois is urged to use industry's best practices for fracking

04/19/2012 | Crain's Chicago Business · Illinois Statehouse News

Illinois officials should take advantage of the oil and natural gas industry's efforts to ensure that hydraulic fracturing doesn't harm the environment or public health, writes Dan Eichholz, associate director of the Illinois Petroleum Council. The industry has best practices for fracking and has helped form an online registry for the chemicals used in the drilling technique. Industry and environmental groups support a related bill that passed a state Senate committee Thursday.

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