Madigan to Allow Vote on Fracking

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Published on May 4 2013 1:39 pm
Last Updated on July 14 2013 4:07 pm
Written by Greg Sapp

A Republican effort to get a vote on fracking may be gaining some ground.

Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan says he'll release the bill and let it come to the floor.  Madigan says he wants a moratorium on fracking, but he's willing to see where the rest of the House stands on the issue.

Fracking is the process of getting oil and natural gas out of shale rock deep beneath the ground.