Mar 20, 2014
The Capitol Fax Blog
Fracking question sparks huge Johnson County turnout
Shall the people's right to local self government be asserted by Johnson County to ban corporate fracking as a violation of their rights to health and safety? More than 1,000 signatures, twice the required number, were collected on the petition, rural Vienna resident Richard Craig said at a news conference held in front of the county clerk's office ... (more)
Attempt To Ban Fracking In Johnson County, Illinois Fails
One day after the American Petroleum Institute celebrated fracking's 65th birthday across social media, residents in Johnson County Illinois voted against a measure that would have effectively banned fracking in their community.