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Statement from Governor Quinn on House Committee Passage of Senate Bill 1715, the Hydraulic Fracturing Regulation Act

SPRINGFIELD--(ENEWSPF)--May 21, 2013. Governor Pat Quinn today released the following statement regarding the Illinois House Executive Committee’s passage of Senate Bill 1715 – the Hydraulic Fracturing Regulation Act.

“Many months ago I directed my staff to bring together a coalition of legislators, labor, industry and advocates to develop a hydraulic fracturing bill that would set a new national standard for environmental protection and job creation potential.

“Today, I commend the members of the Illinois House Executive Committee who voted to put this proposal on the path to becoming law in Illinois.

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