SPRINGFIELD -- Republicans from the Illinois House plan to address hydraulic fracturing in the state.
House Republican leader Tom Cross has called a Tuesday news conference along with state Reps. Mike Bost, Mike Fortner, Brad Halbrook and David Reis. They say they will discuss the future of hydraulic fracturing in the state.
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Lawmakers have been working on legislation that would facilitate and regulate the practice of high-volume oil and gas drilling, known as "fracking." Lawmakers, representatives from the oil and gas industry, environmentalists, agriculture industry officials and Attorney General Lisa Madigan have been involved.