Fracking bill clears Ill. House

05/30/2013 | Chicago Tribune (tiered subscription model)

A bill that would impose regulations on hydraulic fracturing in Illinois cleared the state House of Representatives. Gov. Pat Quinn lauded the bill's passage, and urged the state Senate to swiftly approve the measure. "This legislation will unlock the potential for thousands of jobs in Southern Illinois, while ensuring that our state has the nation's strongest environmental protections in place for this industry," Quinn said.

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