Arnstein & Lehr Chicago Partner William J. Anaya has gained local and statewide coverage for his writing on new legislation passed in Illinois regarding “fracking.” The Illinois Senate recently passed regulations on hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking,” which is a process that involves drilling a well to seek to recover buried energy in the form of natural gas or oil. This process is designed to support the interests of the oil and gas industry and to provide for responsible stewardship of the environment. Mr. Anaya’s articles outline what the new regulations entail, as well as what the potential legal challenges might be.
To read each article, please click on the links below:
“Fracking Regulations Passed in Springfield,” Chicago Tribune, May 31, 2013
“Guest Commentary: Fracking is here to stay in Illinois, Indiana,” The Times of Northwest Indiana, June 23, 2013
“Fracking law has safeguards,” The Southern Illinoisan, June 23, 2013