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Newsletter articles from 2009

Brief summary of President Obama’s budget impact on mineral producers By James K. Weston Sr. April 2009 Some of the suggestions advanced in the proposed 2010 budget sent to Congress by President Obama could have such an impact on Illinois mineral production.
Division of oil and gas directory update April 2009 Those seeking to contact the Illinois Division of Oil and Gas of the Office of Mines & Minerals of the Department of Natural Resources may find the following contact information helpful.
From the Editor By James K. Weston Sr. October 2009 Our main article this edition is a review of new legislation from the 2009 Spring Session of the Illinois 96th General Assembly. Only a few new laws directly affect mineral activity, but those impacting general real estate should be of interest.
From the Editor By James K. Weston Sr. June 2009 An introduction to the issue from editor Jim Weston.
From the Editor By James K. Weston Sr. April 2009 An introduction to the issue from editor Jim Weston.
Illinois drilling permits—The upward trend ends By James K. Weston Sr. October 2009 An analysis of drilling permit applications in the last few years reflects a flattening of production activity. World oil prices now range between $60 and $70 per barrel.
Illinois drilling permits—The upward trend ends By James K. Weston Sr. June 2009 An analysis of drilling permit applications in the last few years reflects a flattening of production activity.
Illinois drilling permits—The upward trend ends By James K. Weston Sr. April 2009 An analysis of drilling permit applications in the last few years reflects a flattening of production activity.
Legislative report By James K. Weston Sr. October 2009 The first year of the 96th General Assembly was again one of the most active periods in legislative history. It had many truly historic moments, not the least of which was the impeachment of Governor Blagojevich. The following is a brief review of the Acts passed having a bearing on mineral law and general real estate matters.
May municipalities in Illinois regulate oil and gas well drilling and operation? By David Foreman June 2009 What, if any, authority does a municipality have to regulate or prohibit the drilling or operation of an oil and gas well within its municipal limits?
New Venue Case of Interest: Illinois v. Leavell By James K. Weston Sr. April 2009 A discussion of the recent case of The People of the State of Illinois ex. rel. Lisa Madigan, Attorney General of the State of Illinois v. Eva Lovene Leavell, d/b/a L&L Supply Company.