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In this April 9, 2013 photo, Ron Duncan, Johnson County economic development director, talks about the immediate economic relief oil drilling may bring because of the hopeful influx of jobs for the community, in Vienna Ill. Southern Illinoisans have hopes and fears surrounding the high-volume oil and gas drilling that may be starting in the Shawnee National Forest. Many people are beginning to brace for change as state lawmakers consider regulations that would allow energy companies to begin drilling deep in the southern Illinois bedrock for oil and natural gas, using a process known as high-volume hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking,” that has transformed the landscape in places like North Dakota and Pennsylvania. (AP Photo/Seth Perlman)

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