There's still time to have your voice heard about fracking regulations in Illinois.
There's still time to have your voice heard about fracking regulations in Illinois. Fracking is an oil and gas drilling process known as hydraulic fracturing.
Public meetings have ended, but the Illinois Department of Natural Resources will take written comments through January 3. About 250 people attended the last meeting in Carbondale.
Supporters say fracking will create thousands of jobs. Opponents fear it could pollute water resources.
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