Illinois speaker supports temporary ban on fracking

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Web Editor - Mason Stevenson

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. - The battle over fracking in Illinois continues.

Wednesday, Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan announced he supports a temporary ban on the practice.

Ppponents of high-volume gas and oil drilling are welcoming news a day after many took to the state capitol to protest for a ban.

Madigan didn't explain his position, but referred to Pennsylvania, where there have been complaints about water pollution from fracking.

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