Fracking Bill Clears House Committee


Published on May 22 2013 1:24 pm
Last Updated on July 14 2013 12:07 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.