Ill. can expect more jobs with shale development

08/6/2013 | Energy In Depth

As scientists have found little evidence linking hydraulic fracturing to seismic activity, Illinois stands to gain from shale development, which would create more tax revenue and job offerings for local communities, writes blogger Katie Brown. "So no earthquakes, a surge in new tax revenue, and jobs, jobs, jobs? Sounds like Illinois' future, thanks to the prospect of responsible shale development, is heading towards solid ground," Brown concludes.

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