Thursday, April 18, 2019

Tag Archives: Hydraulic Fracturing

Protestors seek audience with Quinn over fracking

Saline County resident Dayna Conner, from Stonefort, is not alone in her desire to have an audience with Illinois lawmakers on the subject of proposed hydraulic fracturing in southern Illinois. Conner and two others began a sit-in at Gov. Pat Quinn’s office Tuesday morning, returning Wednesday as they sought an …

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Commissioners approve moratorium on fracking

After many months of debate and a collection of concerns voiced at a recent town hall held in Goreville, the Johnson County Board of Commissioners voted 2-1 on Monday in support of a one-year moratorium on hydraulic fracturing. While the approval is largely symbolic, Johnson County’s measure aligns it with …

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County Commissioners: more time needed to debate fracking

The Johnson County commissioners said more time was needed to debate their position on a proposal to sign a letter of support in asking the state of Illinois to place a two-year moratorium on the process of hydraulic fracturing. Speaking at the County Commissioner’s meeting Monday,  commissioner Phil Stewart said …

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I’ve Never Been This Age Before!

By Rosemary O’Keefe A recent “casual” reading involved learning something about our brain. This information came from Dr. Richard Restak, Georgetown University. It got me to thinking! Everyone has heard some variation of the theory that, over the course of our lives, we actually use only a small percentage of …

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Workshop helps landowners better understand fracking

When a pair of presenters from Ohio State University Extension finished an educational workshop last Thursday in the Gambit Event Center entitled, “Leasing Farmland for Oil and Gas Production,” Johnson County resident and landowner Verna Taylor left with as many questions as she arrived with. Taylor took notes and listened …

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Fracking finds opponents in Johnson County

Author’s note: In the course of writing this article, outside of those interviewed for the story, nearly 100 percent of the people I’ve spoken to this past week regarding the issue of Fracking have never heard of the process and knew next to nothing of its probable proximity in Johnson …

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