Fracking Bill Clears House Committee
Published on May 22 2013 5:24 pm
Last Updated on July 14 2013 4:07 pm
Written by Greg Sapp
Experts say companies are already buying up land in Illinois to start digging deep into the ground and siphoning oil out of shale rocks.
It's a process called fracking and now lawmakers say they need to impose strict regulations to make sure people are protected. A House committee passed the bill yesterday, but opponents want lawmakers to put a moratorium on fracking. They say it poses serious health risks to people who live and work near the fracking sites.