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.

Energizing Public Education in Texas

The San Antonio Express-News reported this week ('Drilling sends school fund to record high') on the massive impact that shale energy production is having on K-12 public education in Texas.

According to figures released by the Texas General Land Office, the “booming oil and gas activity on state lands has led to a record $1.26 billion going to the…Permanent School Fund.” Texas General Land Office spokesman Jim Suydam said that the total for fiscal year 2014 “crushes all previous yearly amounts.”

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Fueling Small Business

While some might assume that the shale energy revolution is boosting only big energy companies, there is a body evidence that is demonstrating that the positive impact of shale energy is being felt at all levels of the economy.

The New Orleans Times-Picayune reported that the “small and mid-size firms” are “providing the momentum for growth” in the energy sector.

This information comes from a report (Oil and Natural Gas Stimulate American Economic and Job Growth) by the American Petroleum Institute (API)  that “looks at the oil and gas supply chain in all 50 states” and found that energy companies of all sizes are “creating job growth up and down the supply chain.”

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