This was supposed to be the toughest set of regulations in the United States. This is an outrageous lie created by The Chicago Sellouts, better know as the gang of 5, the IEC, the NRDC, ELPC, the Sierra Club, and Faith in Place. They shall pay for this.
Today (Sunday, 11/24/2013) is Day 10 of the IDNR 45 day comment period on fracking. Thank you for all of the comments you’re making!
Today’s comment is on what constitutes a “serious” violation.
Here’s what to do to make your comment today:
- Go to: http://www.dnr.illinois.gov/OilandGas/Pages/OnlineCommentSubmittalForm.aspx
- Click the button: Subpart A: General Provisions
- In the “Section” dropdown box, click 245.200 Registration Procedures
- Submit your comments (below)
- Click “Submit”
This section of the rules states that every applicant applying for a permit must disclose to the Department “all findings of a serious violation or an equivalent violation under federal, Illinois or other state laws or regulations in the development or operation of an oil or gas exploration or production site via hydraulic fracturing by the registrant or any parent, subsidiary, or affiliate of the registrant within the previous 5 years.”
- What does IDNR define as a “serious” violation? There is no guideline here making it easy for violators to claim that they didn’t report a violation because “we didn’t think it was serious.” Instead, applicants should be required to disclose ALL violations alleged by public authorities and any fines or findings therefrom.
- What is the reason for the 5 year time limitation? When fracking violations potentially pose a threat to public health and safety, all previous violations and alleged violations should be considered when issuing a permit, regardless of how long ago they occured.
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Go there and comment, More tomorrow.