Illinois: A Slippery Tale of Oil Spills and Secrecy

This story from the Food and Water Watch people should help readers understand just how bad fracking is, both for those who live nearby, and those far away. In 2017, a company applied for the first fracking license in Illinois, and received it, over near unanimous local opposition. In May, Woolsey Operating Company LLC submitted and was granted (after 4 rewrites, 10,000 signatures in opposition, and over 4,000 public comments of concern) the first High Volume Horizontal Hydraulic Fracturing well permit in Illinois.


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