What the hell would the public know about their own self interest. Everybody outside of Chicago is just dumb hicks anyways.
Day 29 12/13/13
Today’s Topic: Who a potentially affected party must petiton in order to participate in a hearing.
- Go to: http://www.dnr.illinois.gov/OilandGas/Pages/OnlineCommentSubmittalForm.aspx
- Click the button: Subpart B: Registration and Permitting Procedures
- In the “Section” dropdown box, click: 245.270 Public Hearings
- Submit your comment/s (below)
- Click “Submit”
Section 245.270 Public Hearings
The Act’s provision affording public hearings are critically important to ensuring that the public has the ability to fully understand hydraulic fracturing permits that may affect them, and challenge them if appropriate. We are therefore concerned that some aspects of the draft rules governing hearings could potentially undercut the robust public participation envisioned in the statute.
Section 1-50(b) of the Hydraulic Fracturing Regulatory Act says any person having an interest that is or may be adversely affected [by a fracking permit], can petition the Department for participation in a hearing.
But Subsection 245.270(a)(6) of the Rules raises the bar, requiring the request for hearing to be served upon the Hearing Officer, the Department, and the ap