Ill. House speaker prefers fracking ban over regulations

03/13/2013 | SeattlePI.com

Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan favors a ban on hydraulic fracturing instead of a bill that would regulate the drilling technique. State lawmakers, with the help of the industry and some environmentalists, have crafted legislation that contains some of the toughest fracking policies in the U.S. "Read about what happened in Pennsylvania," Madigan said, without explaining his position.

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