Fractivists fret on SB1715,
In a shameful capitulation to corporate power and influence, both chambers of the Illinois legislature voted Friday to give polluting industries – both oil and gas – regulatory protection to frack Illinois land. SB 1715 passed the House 108-9 on Thursday evening, and then the Senate approved it Friday afternoon. It is certain to be signed by Governor Quinn, who has erroneously labeled it a jobs bill.
It’s not corporate power capitulated too here, but the potential for wiping out Illinois Pension debt and bailing out the newly expanded Medicaid Program swaying Springfield. Important to keep those powers straight. Lets hope they use the new Revenues to bail Illinois out a bit, and don’t throw it away into an even bigger hole.