Illinois Governor Pat Quinn just signed the most restrictive legislation on fracking in the country into law. Author Jen Hatmaker gives insight on that burnout many parents get towards the school year's end. Second City CEO Andrew Alexander discusses founder Bernard Sahlin's legacy.
Illinois came a giant step closer to approving the nation's strictest regulations for high-volume oil and gas drilling as lawmakers approved a measure they hoped would create thousands of jobs in economically depressed areas of southern Illinois.
Some environmentalists warn that a recent federal report on greenhouse gases doesn’t tell the full story. The Environmental Protection Agency says natural gas producers have significantly reduced emissions of methane, a potent heat-trapping gas that could decide whether the fossil fuel is a viable short-term option for fighting climate change.
So far there is no high-volume fracking in Illinois, but the House Speaker’s proposal pre-empts the passage of a regulatory bill that would set up a permitting process and potentially permit drilling in a matter of months.