The Cost of Fracking: What are the Risks of Tapping Illinois’ Trapped Oil and Natural Gas?

March 28th, 2013

by Peter Yeagle

“It makes no sense to further entrench the fossil fuel industry at this point… The biggest disincentive to rolling out renewable energy sources is cheap natural gas, but it’s only delaying the day that we invest in renewables. It’s not a bridge to the future; it’s a plank we walk at the point of a sword, and the pirates are not our friends.” Steingraber is quoted extensively in this Illinois Times piece about the potential for environmental disaster in her home state. Read the article