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Section Newsletter Articles on Fracking

Battles over hydraulic fracturing moving to the hinterland By William J. Anaya Environmental Law, January 2014 The recent case of Robinson Township, et al. v. Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, et al. is significant for a variety of reasons.
Royalties and existing oil & gas leases with horizontal drilling technology may not be what it seems By William J. Anaya Real Estate Law, January 2014 With hydraulic fracturing on the horizon in Illinois, lawyers should review existing oil and gas leases to determine if the royalty payment provision in the existing leases describes what is intended in 2014.
Hydraulic fracturing in Illinois—A remarkable presumption, evidence and making a record By William J. Anaya Administrative Law, October 2013 To the extent that authorities in Illinois now have a rebuttable presumption, operators will be well served to discuss evidence of compliance with counsel, and develop a defensible Administrative Record with admissible evidence of compliance.
Hydraulic fracturing in Illinois—A remarkable presumption, evidence and making a record By William J. Anaya Environmental Law, September 2013 To the extent that authorities in Illinois now have a rebuttable presumption, operators will be well served to discuss evidence of compliance with counsel, and develop a defensible Administrative Record with admissible evidence of compliance.
Hydraulic fracturing in Illinois—What is an owner to do? By William J. Anaya Real Estate Law, September 2013 Hydraulic fracturing operations present many opportunities to owners, but those opportunities involve risks that must be understood, quantified, analyzed, accepted or rejected or shared.
Illinois governor to sign “fracking” law By Matthew E. Cohn Environmental Law, June 2013 Illinois' new fracking law is over 100 pages in length. Some of the significant provisions of the new law are described in this article.
No need to rush into fracking By Vito A. Mastrangelo Women and the Law, May 2013 This Op-Ed was featured in the Chicago Sun Times on March 14, 2013