Fracking opponents take their fight to Chicago

Chicago Tribune: Hundreds of miles from the shale oil of southern Illinois, nearly 300 people jammed into a hearing room in Chicago this week in an attempt to turn the tide against horizontal hydraulic fracturing. "This is where the majority of the people are. This is where the majority of the legislators are. There is a lot of political weight in this area," said Tabitha Tripp, who drove six hours from southern Illinois to speak for two minutes at a pre-hearing news conference. Though the law regulating fracking......

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