Year: 2019

Four GHG Reduction Options the ‘Keep It In the Ground’ Movement Opposes or Dismisses

Reducing carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions is priority No. 1 in the global effort to mitigate global…


Depth Deception: How Activists Mislead Students and Educators on Well and Hydraulic Fracturing Depths

The following cartoon-like depiction of the hydraulic fracturing (“fracking”) process is currently…

Oil & Gas Careers: High Paying and In Demand

Oilprice.com recently published a rather ominous article headlined “Oil Industry Faces Imminent…


Data Show Oil and Gas Have Greatly Benefited Humanity

Opponents of the oil and natural gas industry have stepped up their hyperbolic rhetoric of late.…


Fact Sheet: Hydraulic Fracturing No. 1 Reason U.S. Leads World in CO2 Reductions

Southern Illinoisans Against Fracturing Our Environment (SAFE) hosted a “Get Off Fossil Fuels…


Fracking ban would devastate economy, yield no climate benefits

Several presidential candidates have promised to ban hydraulic fracturing, a technology that is a…


Important Context on Illinois Oil & Gas Production Methane Emissions

The Trump administration’s proposed revisions to Obama-era methane regulations on oil and natural…


Debunking SAFE’s False ‘Subsurface Trespass’ Narrative

Note: This blog was updated with supplemental information at 11:17 a.m. on Aug. 2, 2019 Proposed…


Record US oil production softens blow of Illinois gas tax increase

Just in time for Independence Day, Illinois’ gasoline tax doubled this week from 19 cents to 38…


Trust Established by Illinois Basin Icon Funds D.C. Trips for Wayne Co. High School Seniors

Pictured from left are members of the Podolsky family, Suzanne C. Schoomer, Michael Podolsky, Naomi…