CYCC is starting up a working group around fracking.
The Illinois state legislature just passed SB1715 allowing fracking into our state. It has been touted as the toughest regulations on fracking in the country. Meanwhile New York still has a moratorium, so there might be an argument there. There is a lot to get done between now and September when Governor Quinn is expected to sign the regulatory bill into law.
The goal of the working group is to build a network of anti-fracking support in the Chicagoland area that we can mobilize when the frack attack hits our state in earnest.
We are also looking to educate Chicagoans about fracking and it’s implications for public health as well as the broader impacts on the environment.
If this is something that you are interested in please participate in this Doodle poll and help us set a time for the first working group meeting.
The location will be announced after we settle on a time.