Fracking project approved for southern Illinois

Illinois Department of Natural Resources Department of Oil and Gas Resource Management has approved the state’s first fracking permit. The permit was granted to Woosley Operating. The company plans to open a fracking location in White County in Southern Illinois. The permit was granted nearly four years after the Hydraulic Fracturing Regulatory Act was signed in to law. Supporters of the law say fracking will bring much needed jobs and energy resources to the state.

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