Fracking application filed in Southern Illinois

Wolsey Companies Inc. has filed an application to begin a fracking operation in White County, Illinois. It is the first application to be filed since the state started allowing fracking in 2013. Despite the state having some of the toughest regulations in the country, opponents are worried about the safety and environmental impacts fracking might have. Those for fracking insist the operation would bring much needed jobs to the area.

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