The Illinois Legislature's Joint Committee on Administrative Rules (JCAR) decided on Tuesday to utilize a 45-day extension as its weighs proposed regulations on hydraulic fracturing, or fracking.
The Illinois Department of Natural Resources submitted its revised rules related to the state's year-old Hydraulic Fracturing Regulatory Act to JCAR on August 29. JCAR initially had 45 days to consider the proposed regulations, but it was allowed to ask for 45 additional days.
Neither industry nor environmental groups are satisfied with the state's revised fracking rules and both have requested that various changes be made.
Read more about the revised fracking rules under consideration by JCAR here.