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Quinn confident in fracking rule-making process

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Gov. Pat Quinn's administration is reacting to a Marion Democrat's proposal to jump-start hydraulic fracturing in Illinois after complaints from industry groups.

Grant Klinzman, a spokesman for Gov. Pat Quinn, says the administration takes hydraulic fracturing very seriously and is "making sure it is done right."

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The governor's spokesman says the Department of Natural Resources has done "an unprecedented amount of work" to make sure the public, advocates and experts have a voice in the process.

The law establishes a timeline to complete the rules by November.

Rep. John Bradley of Marion recently proposed legislation that would skip the rule-making process by the DNR. Oil and gas industry representatives say the rule-making process has been taking too long.

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