Bureau of Land Management is an 800 lb gorilla

Preparation for Frack Regulation Can Pay Dividends

The federal government is the 800-pound gorilla of land usage. With mineral rights of over 700 million acres, the United States Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is the largest landowner in the country, so when it speaks, anyone with a vested interest in land use is wise to listen carefully. The BLM has recently spoken…

Illinois Fracking Legislation Doesn't Address Water Recycling

Illinois Regulates Fracking, Leaves Water Recycling Unaddressed

By Eli Gruber, President & CEO Ecologix Environmental Systems Illinois recently joined the ranks of states that have introduced legislation to regulate how hydraulic fracturing is carried out. ¬†Whether you cheer or jeer these new rules seems to once again depend heavily on which side of the fence you sit on. ¬†Environmentalists claiming that regulations…