Why do we support the Barnett Shale?

Because the Barnett Shale supports our communities, Texas, and America. CLEAN Resources is a group of concerned Texans who represent the more than 100,000 jobs in the Barnett Shale. We got together because we're tired of a handful of people coming in to our cities and towns and distorting the facts about shale gas development, and we think it's about time somebody started telling the truth about all the good it does for our communities, our state, and our country. So here's the truth: Natural gas is clean burning - reduced greenhouse gases, less pollutants, and less emissions. That's just a fact. Natural gas from the Barnett shale has a huge impact on the economy of our region and our state. We're talking jobs, small businesses, banks, taxes, wages, all of that. The anti-Barnett crowd either doesn't see that or doesn't care, but this is our life and the good of our families we're talking about. The Barnett Shale makes us more secure because the more natural gas we get from there, the less oil we've got to import. Drilling in the Barnett Shale is safe and protects the environment. It's funny that you got these people running around talking about air and water pollution, when the truth is, there's not a shred of evidence to support any of that. Our mission is simple: We want to tell the other side of the story, and we're going to do that, and we're going to do it every day. So keep coming back, and we'll keep giving you the facts that nobody else is talking about.

Energy Security Report Card

The American shale revolution has ushered in a "new age of abundant and cheap energy supplies" that "is redrawing the world's geopolitical landscape, weakening and potentially threatening the legitimacy of some governments while enhancing the power of others."

Thankfully, the strategic position of the United States has been boosted by the enhanced energy security provided by our shale energy resources. According to Robert Hormats, a former undersecretary at the State Department, the United States "is emerging as a big winner" in this new energy era as we are now "less vulnerable to supply disruptions overseas." Enhanced energy security "also provides added leverage in international negotiations, whether with Iran over its nuclear program or with Russia over its intentions in Ukraine."

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Hydraulic Fracturing Fluid Proven Safe (Again)

A key component of shale energy production made news this week as a group of University of Colorado-Boulder scientists released their findings about the safety of hydraulic fracturing fluid ingredients.

These researchers were studying the fluid that is used to create fissures in shale rock, which are then propped open by sand to allow oil and gas to flow to the surface. This decades old procedure has been safely used more than a million times in the United States. Despite the common usage of this technique, many people do not know that hydraulic fracturing fluid is typically composed of over 99.5% water and sand. The remaining half of a percent includes various components that are added to ensure safe and efficient energy production. 

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Bringing It Home

The economic statistics related to the American shale revolution are so staggering that the full impact can be lost in the steady stream of facts and figures released by government agencies and private research organizations. 

For example, the U.S. Energy Information Administration this week released a report finding that "Texas added more than 19,000 new private sector jobs in oil and natural gas production in 2013, almost six times the number added in New Mexico, the next highest state for oil and natural gas production jobs added last year." These figures only include "on-the-ground production jobs, and do not reflect the many jobs at oil and natural gas corporate headquarters based in Texas."

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