IL gov. signs gas storage bill into law

IL gov. signs gas storage bill into law
Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner signed the bill into law on Jan. 4

SPRINGFIELD, IL (KFVS) - Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner signed into law legislation providing the Department of aNatural Resources to ensure safety standards at underground natural gas storage facilities in the state.

“Underground gas storage fields are part of the natural gas delivery infrastructure in Illinois, but leaks at these sites can lead to health and safety hazards,” Rauner said. “This new law gives the IDNR the authority to enforce standards and further protect the communities located in and around these facilities.”

The bill was sponsored by Senators Chapin Rose, Scott Bennett, and Representative Jerry Costello.

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