HB 4226 (Rosenthal): Oppose Establishes a hunting season on bobcats in Illinois. Bobcat populations have not rebounded across the state, and at this time there are no scientific studies available to document the need for a hunting season.
Protection for Returning Species
SB 3049 (Holmes): Support Amends the State Wildlife Code and extends protection to wolves, cougars and bears to their historic homerange.
Fracking: Exclude Earthquake Zones
SB 3492:(Kotowski) Support Puts areas known for seismic activity off limits for hydraulic fracturing
Fracking: Radioactive Waste Disposal
SB 3562 (Kotowski): SupportRequires that hydraulic fracturing waste be tested for radioactivity, and defines that samples testing positive for radioactivity be disposed of as low level radioactive waste.
Fracking: Protect Drinking Water
SB 3328 (Silverstein): Support Suspends fracking over the Mahomet Aquifer, which is the primary drinking water source for Central Illinois. Additionally, it establishes a task force to look at impacts to the Mahomet.
Fracking: Improving Setbacks
SB 3327 (Silverstein): Support Increases the distance from fracking operations to schools, hospitals, homes, wetlands and others.
Fracking: Stopping Flooding Disasters
SB 3484 (Silverstein): Support Places water absorbing flood prone areas off limits to fracking operations.
Fracking: Establish Local Control
SB 3326 (Silverstein): Support Allows local governments to restrict fracking operations within their jurisdiction, and extends the time period for permit challenges.
Fracking: End the Tax Holiday
SB 3230 (Silverstein): Support Eliminates the two-year production tax holiday granted to fracking operations.
Fracking: Inform Landowners
SB 3483 (Silverstein): Support Inform landowners and require their consent before fracking operations can occur on their land.
Fracking: Chemical Disclosure
SB 3330 (Silverstein): Support Further defines that all chemicals must be made available to first responders and health care givers.
Fracking: Extending Protections
SB 3485 (Silverstein): Support Extends the protections of the Hydraulic Fracturing Regulatory Act to all forms of fracturing and well stimulation.