What's currently going on in the league and our community.
Jennifer Hensley, a Program Director for the Sierra Club, spoke to the Naperville League on October 16 at the Municipal Center in Naperville.
Jennifer explained the difference between the fracking process of past years and what has now become known as Hydraulic Fracturing (HF). This method uses greater amounts of water, with a sand and chemical solution. It is pumped down vertically, then horizontally to release fossil fuel deposits from the layers of rock.
A fracking moratorium did not get enough votes in the Illinois legislature. In an effort to control the many environmental hazards, the Hydraulic Fracking Regulatory Act was passed. It will require: disclosure of chemical use, water testing, waste flowback storage, setbacks, air emissions controls and public participation in enforcement.
The following links have more information on this important issue:
This year marks the 100th anniversary of Illinois granting women the right to vote in federal elections, and the League is planning exciting activities for members and the public to ensure that the enormous significance of this even is remembered and renewed throughout the state.
On June 26, 1913, Illinois became the first state east of the Mississippi River to allow women to vote in national elections.
Wanted: People who want Illinois to have a more responsive and fair fiscal policy
Needed: Enthusiasm and some of your time. The Center for Tax and Budget Accountability will provide a two hour training on how you can explain why a graduated rate income tax is needed. Utilize this information to educate your League members and the public.
Goal: A Constitutional Amendment on the Nov. 2014 ballot which would allow voters to consider a graduated rate income tax, a long held League position.
Contact: Claire McIntyre at firstname.lastname@example.org