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IPRB Letter to Gov. Pritzker: Oil and Natural Gas Industry Indeed 'Essential'

April 2, 2020 The Honorable Governor JB Pritzker 207 State House Springfield, IL 62702 Dear…


Fact Checking the Petition to Ban Fracking in Illinois

The Illinois Coalition Against Fracking (ICAF) has been circulating a petition that calls for…


What a Fracking Ban Would Mean For Illinois

Likely Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden promised “no new fracking” during Sunday night’s…


Guest Column: US Economic Growth Has More to Do With Oil Boom Than Occupants of White House

The United States is enjoying an unprecedented 11th consecutive year of sustained economic growth.…


Illinois Oil Production Totaled 8.25 Million Barrels in 2019

Illinois crude oil production totaled 8,250,793 barrels in 2019, according to data compiled by the…


Report: Illinois Oil & Gas Reserves Generated $93.4M in Property Tax Revenue From 2007-2018

NOTE: This blog was updated with 2018 revenue on Jan. 23, 2020. Many Illinoisans may not be aware…


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…