Defenders Mobilize Members to Defeat Fracking Legislation

An email from the McHenry County Environmental Defenders: Member Action Alert Please call your legislators about fracking in Illinois today! Today the Illinois House Executive Committee is expected to consider SB1715, which contains measures to regulate high-volume horizontal fracturing, or … Continue reading

Young People Leave Richmond for North Dakota Fracking Boom

On Sunday, March 17th, the Sunday Chicago Tribune features Richmond-raised Andy Turco, an oil-field worker in North Dakota. Why is he there? Inadequate job opportunities in McHenry and nearby counties. The story tells of his having dropped out of Richmond-Burton … Continue reading