STUDY FINDS NEW NATURAL GAS DEVELOPMENT COULD CREATE MORE THAN 45,000 JOBS AND $9 BILLION IN ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT IN ILLINOIS
Study is first comprehensive look at Illinois jobs that could be created using hydraulic fracturing and horizontal drilling technologies
Springfield, Illinois – New natural gas production from Southern Illinois shale has the potential to create more than 45,000 jobs in Illinois and $9 billion in economic investment, according to a study released today by the Illinois Chamber Foundation.
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The Energy Council encourages the development and availability of all kinds of energy and conservation measures in an environmentally responsible and cost effective way. Not only do we all use energy to live, work and play – but the energy industry is a cornerstone of Illinois’ economy. Our state needs policies that promote the continued expansion of energy production in Illinois, allow for development of energy resources and infrastructure to meet the state’s and nation’s increasing energy demands. These policies will also help keep energy costs competitive and attract business to Illinois.
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