Fracking Bill Passes House Committee!
Thanks in part to the diverse group of over 75 people from Faith in Place participating in our annual environmental lobby trip to Springfield, the fracking regulatory bill is moving again and just passed the IL House Executive Committee. Read more...
Illinois Times piece on fracking
Interesting piece in the Illinois Times on the costs and risks of bringing fracking to Southern Illinois, with some quotes from our own Rev. Clare Butterfield. It shows the complexity of the issue, and the difficulty of finding consensus in the environmental community.
Religious Congregations Lead on Fracking Bill
High volume horizontal hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, is coming to southern Illinois. Our partner congregations are not excited about this prospect, due to the water, air, and land damage done by fracking in other states.Because of this concern, Faith in Place has been working for the last 3 years to get the best legislation possible passed in our State Legislature to protect communities in southern IL. Read more...
Wed. May. 29 - Sustainable Builders Working Group (4:00 pm - 5:30 pm) details