I am writing to ask that you contact your state representative and ask for him/her to support S.B. 3174, which provides much-needed transparency for fracking regulations.
This bill has passed the Senate and is now in the House. It requires that the length and direction of horizontal or directional extensions from a vertical bore hole be made public so people will know if there is fracking taking place under their property or near their water supply. It also requires fracking companies to make public the names of all chemicals used in the fracking process so that public will know what harmful chemicals are being brought to our air, land and water.
This bill affects the health and safety of all of us and is an amendment to Section 5 of the Illinois Oil and Gas Act.
Marilea White, Normal