CHICAGO - Despite repeated requests from state lawmakers, Governor Quinn's Department of Natural Resources hasn't responded with the long-awaited fracking regs to get the industry launched in southern Illinois. Lawmakers like State Rep. David Reis (R-Ste. Ann) have warned that fracking companies are growing restless and weary waiting to start drilling, and that's exactly what environmentalists want.
Those fracking fears are unfounded says Paul Driessen, senior policy advisor with the Committee For A Constructive Tomorrow and Center for the Defense of Free Enterprise. Once a member of the Sierra Club and Zero Population Growth, Driessen abandoned their causes when he recognized that the environmental movement had become intolerant in its views, inflexible in its demands, and unwilling to recognize tremendous strides in protecting the environment. He is the author ofGreen Power, Black Death (Merril Press, 2010) and coauthor of Energy Keepers, Energy Killers (Merril Press, 2008).
Recently, the Heartland Institute hosted Driessen on their Heartlander Magazine podcast, and he addresses the hysteria being pushed by radical environmentalists. Information like this is what Heartland Institute provides to lawmakers, officials and concerned citizens.
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