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More Southern Illinois landowners join fracking lawsuit

There's an update tonight on a fracking lawsuit out of Southern Illinois.

Landowners in White, Edwards and Hamilton counties are now joining more than a dozen landowners from Wayne County who are suing the state over delays in issuing fracking permits. 

The plaintiffs claim both the Governor and the Department of Natural Resources are violating their constitutional rights. 

Fracking is the process of injecting liquid at high pressure to extract oil and gas deposits.

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