Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Hydraulic Fracturing Advocates Appreciate Intentionally Careful Process to Draft Proper Rules


CHICAGO - Members of the Growing Resources and Opportunity for the Workforce in Illinois (GROW-IL) coalition have released the following statement in response to the action taken by the Joint Committee on Administrative Rules (JCAR) hearing on hydraulic fracturing today:

"The GROW coalition appreciates and understands JCAR's decision to delay the hydraulic fracturing rulemaking process until the end of this month. Lawmakers are wisely utilizing this review process and prudently asking the IDNR to carefully draft rules which resemble the negotiated legislation that was signed into law. What's at stake is the potential to jumpstart our state's economic recovery and create tens of thousands of new jobs-let's be sure we get this right," said Mark Denzler of the Illinois Manufacturers' Association and GROW-IL co/chair.