Johnson County http://wkms.org en Johnson County To Vote On Fracking, But Debate Not Likely To End Soon http://wkms.org/post/johnson-county-vote-fracking-debate-not-likely-end-soon <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;">&#160;<a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/krcu/audio/2014/03/2014_03_17_JoCoFrack_FEATURE_0.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p><span style="background-color: transparent; font-family: Calibri; font-size: 15px; white-space: pre-wrap; line-height: 1.15;">Kris </span>Pirmann<span style="background-color: transparent; font-family: Calibri; font-size: 15px; white-space: pre-wrap; line-height: 1.15;"> walks through a high tunnel at <a href="http://www.rivertoriverfarm.com/">his farm</a> in rural <a href="https://www.google.com/maps/plac Mon, 17 Mar 2014 16:27:35 +0000 Jacob McCleland 39295 at http://wkms.org Johnson County To Vote On Fracking, But Debate Not Likely To End Soon Anti-Fracking Advocates Claim Media Ban in Johnson County http://wkms.org/post/anti-fracking-advocates-claim-media-ban-johnson-county <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">As Johnson County, Illinois prepares to vote on a </span><a href="http://wkms.org/post/fracking-debate-ignites-johnson-county-ill" style="line-height: 1.5;">measure that seeks to ban hydraulic fracturing in the county</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, </span>anti-fracking<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> advocates are accusing the local newspapers of presenting a one-sided argument.</span></p><p> Thu, 27 Feb 2014 23:17:04 +0000 John Null 38971 at http://wkms.org Anti-Fracking Advocates Claim Media Ban in Johnson County Johnson County, IL. Supports Moratorium on Fracking http://wkms.org/post/johnson-county-il-supports-moratorium-fracking <p></p><p>Johnson County has joined other counties in southern Illinois supporting a moratorium on horizontal hydraulic fracturing.</p><p>Vice Chairman Phil Stewart was the one Johnson County Commissioner who did not support the one-year moratorium. He says the area needs the jobs.</p><p><em>“Johnson County is, you know, a poor county, needs some revenue,” Stewart says. “And I think it would help.”</em></p><p>But, Stewart says most of the jobs would be temporary. Tue, 21 May 2013 21:14:51 +0000 Whitney Jones 31721 at http://wkms.org Johnson County, IL. Supports Moratorium on Fracking