SB3484 – Flood Plains Are Unsafe For Fracturing

Check the status of this bill: SB3484 

The Risk:  

  • Colorado’s historic floods in the fall of 2013 resulted in the deaths of nine people and over $2 billion in damages!  Almost two thousand oil and natural gas wells were affected! Over 43,000 gallons of Hydraulic Fracturing produced waste water was spilled into the flood waters and 48,000 gallons of leaked oil, as well as other contaminants were spilled, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tV4wbWkustg

Overview:

Purpose of bill:

  • The purpose of this bill is to halt permits for fracturing operations in the 100 year flood plains of Illinois while a Task Force investigates the best practices in the oil and natural gas industry learned in Colorado after the historic floods of 2013, and to apply them in the 100 year flood plains of Illinois.
  • To establish a usable map of 100 year floodplains in consultation with the Illinois State Geological Survey.

Solution:

  • Co-sponsor and support the passage of SB3484.
  • Implement the findings of the Floodplain Investigative Task Force created by this legislation to protect Illinois lands and citizens from accidents related to fracturing operations.

One response to “SB3484 – Flood Plains Are Unsafe For Fracturing

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