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Illinois Oil Reserves Generated $4.3M in Property Tax Revenue in 2018

Recently posted Illinois Department of Revenue (IDOR) data show that Illinois oil and natural gas…


More Than Two Dozen Studies Find Fracking Poses No Significant Threat to Groundwater

“Keep It In the Ground” activists have claimed for years that hydraulic fracturing (“fracking”)…


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…


Report: Illinois Oil & Gas Reserves Generated $89M in Property Tax Revenue From 2007-2017

Many Illinoisans may not be aware that the state’s active oil and natural gas production leases are…