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Discussion Monday Night Tackles 'Fracking' in Illinois

The Sierra Club River Prairie Group is hosting a discussion about fracking and it's possible use in Illinois during an event tonight at the Glen Ellyn Civic Center.

Fracking has received prominent attention recently as the film Promised Land featuring Matt Damon and John Krasinski puts the focus on the controversial practice of releasing natural gas.

Glen Ellyn residents who want to learn more about hydraulic fracturing – fracking – the process of drilling and injecting fluid into the ground at high pressure to fracture shale and release natural gas have an opportunity to attend an event at the Glen Ellyn Civic Center tonight.

The Sierra Club River Prairie Group is hosting the event titled Fracking: Truth and Consequences, which will touch on the proposal for hydraulic fracking in Illinois.

Tracy Yang, the Clean Water Organizer for The Sierra Club will present the program on fracking, said Moira Dowell. Yang will particularly address fracking in the Starved Rock area. She will also address the consequences of the fracking process, including the impact on the ecosystem, concerns about impacts on local water supplies, chemical disclosure and what to do with wastewater.

The program will be held from 7 to 8:45 p.m. at the Village of Glen Ellyn Civic Center. For more information call 630-469-1606 or visit the website

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