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Frackers loving them some Bruce

Thursday, Aug 28, 2014

* This probably shouldn’t be a surprise. Kurt Erickson

But with the rules for fracking still not finalized, oil producers, drilling companies and geologists who work in the industry are shunning the governor and putting their money behind the gubernatorial campaign of wealthy Republican businessman Bruce Rauner.

On July 9, dozens of oil company officials attended a fundraiser for the Republican at a Mount Vernon restaurant.

Records show the political newcomer netted nearly $240,000 for his stop at the Rare Chop House that day, with most of the largesse coming from companies that have been waiting for the state to get the permitting process up and running. […]

Nelson Wood, a Mount Vernon-based oil producer who co-hosted the fundraiser, said his colleagues are tired of being idle.

“We just think Bruce Rauner will be the better choice. There’s a lot of consternation out there,” Wood said Wednesday. “The governor should have gotten this going a year ago.

With all these delays, their frustration is totally understandable.

- Posted by Rich Miller        


15 Comments
  1. - OneMan - Thursday, Aug 28, 14 @ 10:29 am:

    Wonder how much of the delay in hiring the inspectors is tied to the governors office…


  2. - Anonymoiis - Thursday, Aug 28, 14 @ 10:38 am:

    ==netted nearly $240,000 for his stop at the Rare Chop House that day, ==

    That’s a pretty good haul. Most I ever usually net from stopping there is a lighter wallet, full stomach, and heartburn


  3. - Bogart - Thursday, Aug 28, 14 @ 10:38 am:

    If “staff assistants” could be “inspectors” it would have been up a year ago.


  4. - VanillaMan - Thursday, Aug 28, 14 @ 10:48 am:

    Expecting Quinn and the Democrats to do this is like expecting Michelle Obama to cut the ribbon to a new Crispy Crème donut store expansion.


  5. - DuPage - Thursday, Aug 28, 14 @ 10:49 am:

    @OneMan

    The Tier 2 pension is so bad the best inspectors would think twice about working for the state.


  6. - Cabildero - Thursday, Aug 28, 14 @ 10:58 am:

    VM - exactly. Who else are they going to back.


  7. - 4 percent - Thursday, Aug 28, 14 @ 11:10 am:

    If Quinn had actually implemented the law in an efficient manner, this event would not have occurred. Or it may have benefited Quinn. The frustration by these companies is raging.


  8. - A guy... - Thursday, Aug 28, 14 @ 11:34 am:

    This surrogate is promising jobs in an area that needs them badly. They like rich guys who offer good paying jobs. The guy’s frustration with Quinn is a bonus. This is an ad.


  9. - James R. Anderson - Thursday, Aug 28, 14 @ 11:44 am:

    I’ve never eaten anywhere in Mount Vernon but the Bob Evans at Exit 95.


  10. - wordslinger - Thursday, Aug 28, 14 @ 12:07 pm:

    Quinn signed the fracking bill that passed the GA. Ingrates.


  11. - Loop Lady - Thursday, Aug 28, 14 @ 12:11 pm:

    Word: how quickly people forget…this is government folks, it moves at a glacial pace no matter who is waiting in the wings….it is a process people…respect it cause it just might be worth it in the long run…


  12. - lovecraft - Thursday, Aug 28, 14 @ 12:17 pm:

    Fracking our way to prosperity (and earthquakes and contaminated water, and . . .)


  13. - VanillaMan - Thursday, Aug 28, 14 @ 1:47 pm:

    …this is government folks, it moves at a glacial pace no matter who is waiting in the wings…

    If government worked as slowly in the past as it does today, we’d all still be British subjects.


  14. - the Patriot - Thursday, Aug 28, 14 @ 2:25 pm:

    What fracking isn’t effective yet…I just saw posted here the other day someone touting Quinn’s legislative accomplishment on the Bill.

    Oh yea, he killed it in rules.


  15. - WindyCity - Friday, Aug 29, 14 @ 11:12 am:

    They can drink the water, they can clean up the mess, and they can replace land and habitat they destroy.


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