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NATURAL GAS SUPPLY LIKELY TO KEEP PRICES IN U.S. LOW FOR YEARS

The U.S. may have far more natural gas than anyone imagined, all reachable at a profit even with today’s bargain-basement prices. Experimental wells in Louisiana by explorers including Comstock Resources Inc. and Chesapeake Energy Inc. are proving highly lucrative thanks to modern drilling techniques and the sheer volume of fossil fuels that can be coaxed… read more

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Fracking and Water

Hydraulic Fracturing, or fracking, isn’t causing widespread harm to the nation’s drinking water, the Obama administration said in a long-awaited report released Thursday. The Environmental Protection Agency, after a four-year study, concluded that the way fracking was being carried out by industry and regulated by states isn’t having “systemic impacts” on drinking water, the Wall… read more

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FRACKING POLL

Almost half of Illinois voters – 48.6% – tend to oppose hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking,” because of concerns about the environment, according to a new poll conducted by the Paul Simon Public Policy Institute at Southern Illinois University Carbondale. By contrast, 31.8% believe that fracking should be encouraged for its economic benefits, and 20% are… read more

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FRACKING UPDATE

 IDNR officials say that rules to implement the state’s year-old hydraulic fracturing law will be submitted to the Illinois Legislature’s Joint Committee on Administrative Rules Friday.

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