Mike Bost
FILE - In this March 1, 2011 file photo, Illinois Rep. Mike Bost, R-Murphysboro, is seen on the House floor during session at the Illinois State Capitol in Springfield. On Tuesday, May 29, 2012, Bost screamed profanities and referenced the Bible during atirade directed at powerful House Speaker Mike Madigan. Bost's rant has created an Internet stir. He says he's surprised at the mostly positive reaction he's gotten but he says his frustration has been building for years. (AP Photo/Seth Perlman, File)

Fracking Frustrations

House Republicans are frustrated over the lack of action on fracking after a bill was proposed last month.
State Rep. Mike Bost (R-Murphysboro) says the bill needs to pass as soon as possible.
“I’ve got people that can’t figure out how they’re going to provide for their electric bill,” says Bost. “I’ve got people that are trying to raise children. They’re looking to leave to other states. Family farms have fallen by the wayside because there’s not enough jobs to support it. What’s the harm?  The harm is we’ve already lost 177,000 jobs here in the state of Illinois.  How much longer are we going to continue down this path, and how much longer are we going to allow the games that are played here to starve people to death?”
Democratic leaders say the concerns raised since last month are safety-minded, though Republicans believe it's game-playing. Democrats say they want a two-year moratorium on the practice.

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