In this April 10, 2013 photo, Barney Bush, chairman of a Shawnee Indian settlement in northeastern Pope County, near the Garden of the Gods, ancient rock formations and cliffs within th

 

              In this April 10, 2013 photo, Barney Bush, chairman of a Shawnee Indian settlement in northeastern Pope County, near the Garden of the Gods, ancient rock formations and cliffs within th
In this April 10, 2013 photo, Barney Bush, chairman of a Shawnee Indian settlement in northeastern Pope County, near the Garden of the Gods, ancient rock formations and cliffs within the Shawnee National Forest, says this area is too special to put at risk for what could be short-term gain, while with his dog Lucille Nez at his home near Herod, 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)