Fracking Illinois: As State Falters, County Vote to Ban Fracking Gains Support -- And Media Blackout

By Jeff Biggers

As the national media puts the spotlight on the “FrackGate” public relations scandal in Ohio, where state officials worked to “marginalize opponents of fracking by teaming up with corporations–including Halliburton–business groups and media outlets,” Illinois residents behind a groundbreaking ballot initiative to ban fracking in rural Johnson County are facing a similar campaign of misinformation and local news blackout.

It’s bad enough that Illinois’ flawed state fracking regulations have spiraled into a widely denounced phase of disarray and confusion.

Until last Friday, the Vienna Times/Goreville Gazettenewspaper company, the only local newspapers in Johnson County’s …read more

Source: Huffington Post Green

    

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