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New Fracking Frontier Outside Illinois State Park 'Makes People Question The Whole Deal'

Environment  (tags: Fracking, frack is whack, activism, activists, destruction, ecosystems, green, conservation, water, pollution, nature, habitat, habitatdestruction, energy, pollution, wildlife, healthconditions )

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Starved Rock State Park is the backdrop for a new battle on fracking. One company is an EPA permit away from harvesting the commodity from a 200-acre site right outside the park, not far from the Calhoun's LaSalle County home.

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Jules W (61)
Tuesday December 11, 2012, 10:11 pm
Need to more than question, STOP IT,

Past Member (0)
Wednesday December 12, 2012, 3:12 am
Noted, that doesn't sound good.

Christeen A (371)
Wednesday December 12, 2012, 4:55 am
Stop the fracking now please.

lee e (114)
Wednesday December 12, 2012, 9:40 am
With so many reports and stories and documentaries - why aren't the pols listening? Seems they all just "drop trou" when a mogul enters the office or gives them a "donation"!
It makes me frackin angry!!!

David C (129)
Wednesday December 12, 2012, 10:40 am
stop this senseless destruction.

Michael W (1)
Wednesday December 12, 2012, 11:16 am
Stop fracking! Go solar!

Wim Zunnebeld (144)
Wednesday December 12, 2012, 12:51 pm
Stop fracking, please!

Yvonne White (229)
Wednesday December 12, 2012, 12:57 pm
For pity's sake - just because there are already too many mines nearby, doesn't mean there shouldn't be a Limit! And "Concentrating that many mines and blasting in such close proximity to each other, I'm not sure how we'll ever determine who is damaging what." that's exactly why they want them so close - to be able to point fingers in other directions when things inevitably go Wrong!
Southern Illinois is pretty much wide open to looting, uhm, I mean "careful Exploration"..while we live on three Fault lines, with new ones Bound to appear as fracking expands! :( I just hope we're far enough north when the Mississippi River re-routes itself again after "the big one"..


Aaron Bouchard (158)
Wednesday December 12, 2012, 1:36 pm
Noted, the fracking must stop

. (1)
Wednesday December 12, 2012, 2:44 pm
The national park system has enough problems without scenarios such as this.

James Doeppers (0)
Wednesday December 12, 2012, 3:08 pm

Joanne Dixon (38)
Wednesday December 12, 2012, 3:16 pm
Questioning is progress for some people - but they'd better not wait too long before moving from questioning to fighting and then to stopping, or it will be too late (if it isn't already).

greenplanet e (155)
Wednesday December 12, 2012, 3:32 pm
Fracking is getting out of hand.

Gloria p (304)
Wednesday December 12, 2012, 3:47 pm
I live in Chicago. The land, water, and air that fracking in counties far away from me is going to impact me in the wind. I don't want to be dirtballed by corporations who care nothing about the environment.

Madeleine watt (243)
Wednesday December 12, 2012, 4:12 pm
When all the frackers have to eat or drink is fracked water and plants or animals who grow in it are all they have to eat maybe we will listen . Until then "We ain't interested."

Monica D (580)
Wednesday December 12, 2012, 5:37 pm
Humanity should just say no to fracking. The world needs to switch to appropriate renewable energy.

Sonny Honrado (5)
Wednesday December 12, 2012, 5:38 pm

Frans Badenhorst (582)
Thursday December 13, 2012, 12:39 am
noted .....

Reggie Thomas (5)
Thursday December 13, 2012, 7:07 am
Don't these Companies understand,WE DO NOT NEED FRACKING,but you know the EPA has to kiss butt when it comes to the Oil giants.(O_o)

Lois Jordan (63)
Thursday December 13, 2012, 4:33 pm
Noted. Even people who don't live in close proximity to fracking are badly affected by it and all it entails. It's just a profit-driven industry made even more profitable by Cheney, who eliminated laws to protect the environment and people when he was in Halliburton could profit and he could make even more money. Keep badgering politicians and POTUS about ending this disastrous industry. And spread the word.

Talya H (10)
Thursday December 13, 2012, 5:30 pm
How can people be pro-fracking? stupid really. And only money related.
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