Illinois Senate Passes Bill Giving Department of Natural Resources Authority to Regulate Hydraulic Fracturing
The Illinois Senate has unanimously passed SB 3280. If enacted, the legislation would give the Illinois Department of Natural Resources the authority to regulate hydraulic fracturing and would also require the disclosure of the chemical makeup of fracturing fluids as well as integrity testing for well casings. The text of SB 3280 is available here. The bill will now go on to the Illinois House of Representatives.