1) Please call or visit your IL Rep and Sen 1-217-782-2000, ask them to support all of these “Green Dozen” fracking bills. The following senators are part of the Energy Committee:
– For questions or to volunteer please call 773-486-7660.
3) Your organization can endorse the “Green Dozen” fracking bills, drop us a note at firstname.lastname@example.org
4) Or join us on our Sunday night state-wide conference calls at 7pm, 1-605-477-2100 pin 458604# – thanks!
Click on bill numbers to check the status of our bills and bills we support. Click on the bill name to read the lobby sheet.
Make Fracking Safer:
SB3492 – Safeguard Illinoisans in the Active Earthquake Zones – Say “No” to fracking and disposal of waste water in IL active earthquake zones, the New Madrid and Wabash Valley. OK went from 50 earthquakes a year to 3000 last year – most fracking related.
SB3562 – Protect Illinois from Radioactive Waste – Fracking waste water and debris is often radioactive, the industry should test all of their waste and if + they should dispose of it as Low Level Radioactive Waste, (LLRW).
SB3330 – Patients and the Medical Community Deserve Full Chemical Disclosure – Make sure all fracking chemicals are disclosed to the medical community and emergency responders. Public health should trump “trade secrets”.
SB3327 – Shield Illinoisans with Improved Setbacks – Increase the distance from fracking to homes, schools, hospitals and livestock operations to 1500ft — If Dallas, TX can pass 1500 ft setbacks then Illinois can too.
Make Fracking Fair:
SB3326 – Allow Consent from All Local Jurisdictions, and Create a Fair Permit Challenge Process – All local governments, including counties, should be able to consent (or not consent) to fracking permits. Increase the permit challenge process to 90 days at the IDNR.
SB3483 – Safeguard Illinois’ Property Owners from Industry Trespassing – Make sure all Illinois landowners are informed and give consent for fracking on their legally-owned property.
SB3329 – Protect Illinois Taxpayers from Industry-related Liability – Increase and specify industry insurance requirements, and increase the bonds. When the fraccidents start happening here in IL – don’t let the frackers skip town.
Protect Illinois From All Of The Above:
SB3386 – Ban Fracking and Enhance the Investigative Task Force – New horrific fracking revelations, findings and incidents are happening in states across the country every day. Let’s learn from their mistakes!