SUBSCRIBE to Capitol Fax      Advertise Here      Mobile Version     Exclusive Subscriber Content     Updated Posts    Contact
CapitolFax.com
To subscribe to Capitol Fax, click here.
Fracking regulations, taxation agreement finally reached

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

* From a press release…

GROW-IL (Growing Resources and Opportunity for the Workforce in Illinois) coalition applauds business, labor, environmental and transportation groups for coming together this week to fashion an agreement to develop common-sense hydraulic fracturing regulations for Illinois. The Coalition believes this growing industry will create thousands of good, high paying jobs across Illinois, generate hundreds of millions of dollars for the state and put in place important environmental safeguards.

“GROW-IL is pleased that such a diverse group was able to come together and put forth well-rounded hydraulic fracturing legislation,” said Mark Denzler, Vice President & COO, Illinois Manufacturers’ Association. “After very long and detailed negotiations, everyone put the people of Illinois first and came together to establish a hydraulic fracturing regulations that will create jobs, stimulate the economy and provide regulations to protect our environment, all of which will have a significant impact on Illinois.”

“The working men and women of organized labor appreciate the hard work by all parties that has gone into this significant agreement,” said Michael T. Carrigan, President of the Illinois AFL-CIO. “This will result in good-paying jobs for working families in Illinois.”

- Posted by Rich Miller        


17 Comments
  1. - wordslinger - Wednesday, May 15, 13 @ 2:33 pm:

    Here’s hoping everyone makes money. Just watch your groundwater.


  2. - Pot calling kettle - Wednesday, May 15, 13 @ 2:44 pm:

    There’s money to be made in groundwater cleanup work as well!


  3. - jake - Wednesday, May 15, 13 @ 3:06 pm:

    This is good news. The process by which this happened should be a model for bringing different interests together in the public interest.


  4. - Jim - Wednesday, May 15, 13 @ 3:10 pm:

    was labor able to shake down management in the deal?


  5. - Small Town Liberal - Wednesday, May 15, 13 @ 3:24 pm:

    - was labor able to shake down management in the deal? -

    Yeah, I’m sure the IMA would be gushing over the agreement if the big bad unions got everything they wanted.

    Try being happy about cooperation once in a while instead of looking for the union bogeyman.


  6. - Downstate Illinoisan - Wednesday, May 15, 13 @ 3:27 pm:

    Small Town, since it was a shakedown by the unions that held up this deal in the first place, the comment’s appropriate. Why else would we want Illinois unionized water well drillers who have no experience in fracking be guaranteed work.

    Learn to compete. The potential for this enormous and there’s more than enough money to go around.


  7. - Small Town Liberal - Wednesday, May 15, 13 @ 3:36 pm:

    - Learn to compete. The potential for this enormous and there’s more than enough money to go around. -

    I really have no idea what you mean. Did you not grasp the overall meaning of this press release?

    I’ll break it down: They reached an agreement and everyone, on all sides, seems pretty happy.

    As to competing, I’m a sporting kind of guy, so let me know what you have in mind.


  8. - red eft - Wednesday, May 15, 13 @ 3:40 pm:

    Many in Southern Illinois are not happy about this–it is our ground water and our fragile ecosystems at risk. While some environmentalists have signed on, I don’t think the local chapters have. There is strong opposition here.


  9. - wordslinger - Wednesday, May 15, 13 @ 3:48 pm:

    Red, like it or not Illinois’ ecosystem has been put to service in major ways ever since Deere’s plow and McCormick’s reaper.

    There are no prairies in the Prairie State; corn and beans aren’t the natural flora and fauna. The wetlands were drained to plant, the rivers were dammed to move commerce, mines were dug, and on and on.


  10. - red eft - Wednesday, May 15, 13 @ 3:54 pm:

    Wordslinger, no reason to put at risk areas such as the Cache which has been designated a “Wetland of International Importance.” In addition, this will be fracking in an active earthquake zone. Although only small earthquakes have been attributed to fracking so far, those fracking sites have not been in active fault areas.


  11. - Pot calling kettle - Wednesday, May 15, 13 @ 4:34 pm:

    red: The bill has some of the best protections for surface water I have seen. Remember, fracking and horizontal drilling are allowed in the current regulatory scheme; this bill places additional protections. With respect to the triggering of earthquakes, it is unlikely that a highly faulted area would be fracked because the fault offsets would make horizontal drilling impractical.

    With respect to a “shakedown” by the unions, the oil and gas companies come into an area with the promise of “good jobs.” It is common for them to then give to “good jobs” to out-of-state workers who have no ties to the community and send most of their earnings home. The intent of the hold up was to incorporate some language that would make it more likely that those good jobs would go to the locals. If the local people are going to agree to accept the risks, they should get the benefits as well.


  12. - Chavez-respecting Obamist - Wednesday, May 15, 13 @ 4:52 pm:

    Well you guys just be careful.


  13. - red eft - Wednesday, May 15, 13 @ 5:01 pm:

    Pot: My understanding is that the area the companies are interested include Pope, Johnson and White counties. USGS identifies these areas of southern Illinois of being at high risk for seismic activity.It would be prudent to adopt a moratorium until the EPA issues its analysis of fracking, as New York has done. Other issues of concern are forced pooling so that landowners who do not want to lease mineral rights have no option, and the Haliburton loophole in the federal Clean Water Act and Safe Drinking Water Act.


  14. - Formerly Known As... - Wednesday, May 15, 13 @ 5:43 pm:

    It will be interesting to see the details of this agreement.

    How does it compare to North Dakota, Indiana, etc.?

    Good to see that agreement has been reached.


  15. - Falconer - Wednesday, May 15, 13 @ 9:25 pm:

    I hope the fracking is not near the New Madrid fault lines. This fault used to shake the houses in Carbondale on a regular basis years ago. They could easily return. I am not too confident about this deal with the Manufacturers leading the support for the bill. Another hit to the environment.


  16. - JohnsonCountyLandowner - Wednesday, May 15, 13 @ 9:36 pm:

    No one’s ever fracked a fault zone before. S. IL is home to the Wabash Valley fault–which runs right down my road. The New Madrid gets more attention. But, it’s probably the Wabash Valley that will blow.Remember that earthquake drill we had a few months ago? They’re predicting a big one. It has been proven that injection wells cause earthquakes. Biggest one so far is a 5.7 in OK. Fracking is a disaster waiting to happen.


  17. - RonOglesby - Thursday, May 16, 13 @ 8:33 am:


    “Wetland of International Importance.”

    Just that term makes me think someone is really trying to make a swamp more important than it is… “international importance”? Like it effects China, or the UK or Russia…

    Sometimes the Enviro groups are great and have a point. sometimes… they take it too far and it causes some of us not to trust them on much of anything.


Sorry, comments for this post are now closed.


* Ammons feels the Bern
* Carrigan: Agreed bill process or nothing
* Rivers Casino Needs to Drop its Unsavory Political Tactics Against Fantasy Sports
* Better late than never, I suppose
* *** LIVE *** Session Coverage
* Good investments, but not for the city
* Fantasy Sports Is Internet Gaming
* Baricevic hit over fundraising
* Simple answers to simple questions
* Talking past each other
* The more things change...
* *** UPDATED x1 - GOPs participated as well *** HDems move to shield social service contracts from immediate cancellation
* Brown: Democrats need a plan
* Durbin begs backers: "Cool it"
* Remap reformers declare victory
* SUBSCRIBERS ONLY - Today's edition of Capitol Fax (use all CAPS in password)
* Yesterday's blog posts

Support CapitolFax.com
Visit our advertisers...

...............

...............

...............

...............

...............

...............

...............

...............


Search This Blog...

Search the 98th General Assembly By Bill Number
(example: HB0001)

Search the 98th General Assembly By Keyword

  
* Android Wear isn’t going to get any help from Samsung
* iOS 9 Now Supports Spotlight Suggestions in 7 More Countries
* Forget the 140 exceptions, Twitter’s going to let you retweet yourself
* [TA Deals] Save on three great car accessories for your mobile phone
* Pebble Time 2 Kickstarter finds fans, but is Pebble back in the game?
* Ex-Facebook designers climb charts with adorable game Pinchworm
* The LG G5’s “Friends” can now be purchased from LG.com

* New book helps paint portrait of Shoeless Joe
* White Sox survive doubleheader and turn to Chris Sale
* Ventura pleased starters worked deep in DH
* Nobody's more impactful than combo of Sale-Quintana
* Indians 5, White Sox 1: Dingers doom Erik Johnson
* Johnson allows 3 HRs as Sox drop nightcap
* Dominant Sale eyes 10th win as White Sox face Tribe

...............


Main Menu
Home
Illinois
YouTube
Pundit rankings
Obama
Subscriber Content
Durbin
Burris
Blagojevich Trial
Advertising
Updated Posts
Polls

Archives
May 2016
April 2016
March 2016
February 2016
January 2016
December 2015
November 2015
October 2015
September 2015
August 2015
July 2015
June 2015
May 2015
April 2015
March 2015
February 2015
January 2015
December 2014
November 2014
October 2014
September 2014
August 2014
July 2014
June 2014
May 2014
April 2014
March 2014
February 2014
January 2014
December 2013
November 2013
October 2013
September 2013
August 2013
July 2013
June 2013
May 2013
April 2013
March 2013
February 2013
January 2013
December 2012
November 2012
October 2012
September 2012
August 2012
July 2012
June 2012
May 2012
April 2012
March 2012
February 2012
January 2012
December 2011
November 2011
October 2011
September 2011
August 2011
July 2011
June 2011
May 2011
April 2011
March 2011
February 2011
January 2011
December 2010
November 2010
October 2010
September 2010
August 2010
July 2010
June 2010
May 2010
April 2010
March 2010
February 2010
January 2010
December 2009
November 2009
October 2009
September 2009
August 2009
July 2009
June 2009
May 2009
April 2009
March 2009
February 2009
January 2009
December 2008
November 2008
October 2008
September 2008
August 2008
July 2008
June 2008
May 2008
April 2008
March 2008
February 2008
January 2008
December 2007
November 2007
October 2007
September 2007
August 2007
July 2007
June 2007
May 2007
April 2007
March 2007
February 2007
January 2007
December 2006
November 2006
October 2006
September 2006
August 2006
July 2006
June 2006
May 2006
April 2006
March 2006
February 2006
January 2006
December 2005
April 2005
March 2005
February 2005
January 2005
December 2004
November 2004
October 2004

Blog*Spot Archives
November 2005
October 2005
September 2005
August 2005
July 2005
June 2005
May 2005

Syndication

RSS Feed 2.0
Comments RSS 2.0
WordPress

Loading


* Steve Cochran Full Show 05.24.16: Gov. Rauner s.....
* State enters final week to pass budgets - Illin.....
* *** UPDATED x1 - GOPs participated as well *** .....
* Budget, education top priorities in legislative.....
* The more things change… - The Capitol Fax Blog .....


* Lawyers contribute to congressional campaign of judge's son
* Updating Illinois IDs won't cost require more state money
* Northern Illinois man accused of possessing pipe bombs
* State election board questions automatic voter registration
* High court rejects request to reconsider Blagojevich case
* Prosecutors: Peterson offered $10,000 for prosecutor's death
* Inmate: Drew Peterson admitted to killing missing wife
* 3 men from Illinois killed, 1 injured in Kankakee crash
* Budget stalemate erodes interest in some Illinois colleges
* Rauner: Still time to achieve 'grand compromise'

* Illinois lawmaker, university spar over research animals
* Illinois remapping issue inches closer to November ballot
* Republicans doubtful Illinois State Fairgrounds foundation bill will pass
* GOP leaders: No tax hike with no reforms
* State election board questions automatic voter registration
* Feeding sites to still serve needy children in Springfield
* U.S. Supreme Court rejects request to reconsider Blagojevich case
* Rauner says there's still time for 'grand compromise'
* Updating photo IDs won’t require extra state spending
* Budget stalemate erodes interest in some Illinois colleges

* Monsanto rejects $62 billion Bayer offer
* Goodbye, empty nest: Millennials staying longer with parents
* Most common place for millennials to live: with their parents
* Park Forest schools locked down after FBI agents shot
* How the IRS is missing out on the Airbnb and Uber economy


* Mayor’s plan to abolish IPRA raises questions, few answers
* Aldermen crack down on vehicles torched for insurance purposes
* Roger Simon: Every candidate needs a good smack or two
* Lawsuit accuses Domino’s Pizza of ‘rampant wage violations’
* Wednesday Letters: Like in Montreal, ban horse-drawn carriages
* 25-year-old man missing from Auburn Gresham
* Tragically Hip’s Gord Downie diagnosed with terminal cancer
* EU gives go-ahead for huge beer merger
* Goodbye, empty nest: Millennials staying longer with parents
* Coming soon to Twitter: More room to tweet


* Forensic expert: Human remains from EgyptAir crash suggest explosion
* Concussion group says ex-NFL player Bubba Smith had CTE
* FBI agents wounded in bid to nab reputed gang member; suspect dead in Park Forest
* Saudi Arabia's new oil plan shows it's just not that into OPEC
* Sumner Redstone finds he has no friends after all
* EgyptAir alerts baffle experts as fire or bomb both possible
* Texas education board candidate claimed Obama was a gay prostitute
* More Kevin White TDs, Hroniss Grasu starts or Bears wins?
* Lake Geneva mom who disappeared with 3 sons found safe in Georgia: Cops
* Jason Heyward returns to Cubs lineup


* Illinois lawmaker, university spar over research animals
* Illinois remapping issue inches closer to November ballot
* Republicans doubtful Illinois State Fairgrounds foundation bill will pass
* Kathleen Parker: Election disaffection
* GOP leaders: No tax hike with no reforms
* State election board questions automatic voter registration
* Feeding sites to still serve needy children in Springfield
* U.S. Supreme Court rejects request to reconsider Blagojevich case
* Rauner says there's still time for 'grand compromise'
* Janet S. Stover: New OT regs could hit social service providers hard


* Bicyclist unresponsive after collision
* Deputies seek man who robbed convenience store in Urbana
* Engineer: Eagle Creek should be demolished
* 05-24-16 Jim Turpin with @IlliniAD Josh Whitman
* 05-24-16 Penny for Your Thoughts
* Whitman: No timetable on Nunn decision
* Car crashes into Champaign; no injuries reported
* Car crashes into Champaign store; no injuries reported
* 21-year-old arrested over Champaign break-in
* U of Chicago to create $50 million entrepreneurship center


* Authorities: Lake Geneva mom, sons found safe in Georgia
* Poutine chain coming to Lake Zurich, Naperville
* David Hinman, senior vice president, Fifth Third Bank
* Barrington man accused of killing wife allowed to remain with son for now
* Texas education board candidate known for conspiracy posts

* House lawmakers overcome hurdle on key tra...
* Rodney Davis talks funding with Bloomingto...
* The agency that fought Illiana gets a new ...
* Rep. Dold takes educational cruise down Ch...
* Lawmakers decry high turnover rate of VA h...
* CBD Oil, and politics
* Simon considering state Senate bid
* Killer Congressman Tom MacArthur trying to...
* Shutdown? State may not notice
* Rep. Bob Dold

* Illinois Sen. Dick Durbin Blocks Efforts T......
* Durbin begs backers: “Cool it” - The Capit......

* Letter: Kirk's leadership encourages suppo......

* FLATS Announces Details of Lawrence House Grand Opening
* UPDATE X2: IL GOP At-Large Delegate Committee Blocks Conservatives
* U.S. Senate Republicans point to Kirk win as evidence GOP will retain majority
* UPDATE X1: IL GOP committee recommends dropping opposition to same sex marriage plank
* Independent Map Amendment Passes Petition Test at Board of Elections
* Illinois Review responds to upset IL GOP Platform Committee member
* Virginia lawmakers resist governor's order allowing felons to vote
* NRA endorses Trump for President
* Trump moves to rally Christian evangelical favor
* Former IL GOP Chairman just texted "F**k u" to 6th CD constituent


* Emergency Management Officials, National Weather Service Encourage Winter Preparedness - November is Winter Weather Preparedness Month in Illinois
* Keep Your Family Safe This Winter - November through February are leading months for carbon monoxide related incidents
* Governor Takes Bill Action
* Illinois Department of Labor Director Hugo Chaviano Awards Governor’s Award for Contributions in Health and Safety to the Illinois Refining Division of Marathon Petroleum Company LP
* State Regulator Elected Treasurer of Interstate Medical Licensure Compact




Hosted by MCS -- CapitolFax.com Privacy Policy -- SUBSCRIBE to Capitol Fax -- Advertise Here -- Mobile Version -- Contact Rich Miller