A judge in southwestern Illinois has denied a bid by a landowners group to suspend the state’s new rules for high-volume oil and gas drilling, ruling that the plaintiffs failed to show they would suffer immediate harm if fracing was to go forward, reports Kentucky.com.

Madison County Circuit Judge Barbara Crowder rejected the request for a preliminary injunction on Friday, three days after she heard arguments about the rules meant to regulate fracing. Crowder’s ruling dealt only with whether the rules taking effect would cause “immediate” ha...


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