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Ill. passes nation’s toughest fracking regulations

June 2, 2013
By KERRY LESTER , THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. - Illinois came a giant step closer to approving the nation's strictest regulations for high-volume oil and gas drilling on Friday, as lawmakers approved a measure they hoped would create thousands of jobs in economically depressed areas of southern Illinois.

 
 

 

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