CLEAN Students Event in Denton

A large group of college students from throughout North Texas packed PourHouse Sports Grill in Denton for an educational meeting last night hosted by CLEAN Resources.

These students came from the University of North Texas, Texas Woman's University, North Central Texas College, Tarrant County College, and Navarro College to learn more about shale energy in North Texas.

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'Love, Love, Love'

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Fueling American Manufacturing

Today is National Manufacturing Day or “MFG Day” in the United States. Sponsored by various manufacturing trade groups and companies, the day is a celebration of the importance of the American manufacturing sector.

Manufacturing companies across the country are giving tours and hosting open house events to give their local communities a chance to see what is being made in their area. According to the event organizers, the organized effort will “address the skilled labor shortage (manufacturers) face, connect with future generations, take charge of the public image of manufacturing, and ensure the ongoing prosperity of the whole industry.”

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Activists Hype Flawed Shale Study (Again)

You may have heard about a "study" that was released this week by an activist organization claiming that shale energy production has resulted in high air pollution levels around playgrounds in North Texas.

It turns out that this study is far from scientific and the group behind it has a long history of churning out questionable information to support their anti-energy activism.

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'Unconventional shale formations fuel the economy'

The Midland Reporter-Telegram featured an article by economist Ray Perryman ("Unconventional shale formations fuel the economy") explaining his recent examination of the impact of Barnett Shale energy production on North Texas and the state as a whole. 

Perryman is the author of the various studies on the impact of the Barnett Shale on North Texas, including the recent study entitled "The Economic and Fiscal Contribution of the Barnett Shale: Impact of Oil and Gas Exploration and Production on Business Activity."

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Telling Stories

Activists gathered in New York City this past weekend for the "People's Climate March" that brought hundreds of thousands of people to the streets of Manhattan in order to tell "the story of today's climate movement." 
 
These activists were encouraged by leading scientific thinkers and climate experts, such as Mark Ruffalo (the Incredible Hulk), Leonardo DiCaprio, Sting (the singer not the professional wrestler) and other celebrities who jetted to New York in order to urge on the marchers.
 
While the organizers of the event should be commended for their large and enthusiastic turnout, it seems that many of the attendees have some critical misunderstandings about the landscape of American energy and greenhouse gas emissions.

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'Will America Take Advantage?'

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'Proper goal of U.S. energy policy'

The Boston-Herald ran an excellent op-ed ("Energy boom can fuel big boost in world security") by U.S. Naval War College Professor of National Security Affairs Mackubin Owens that provides interesting insight on the true benefit of the shale energy boom taking place in the United States. 

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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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Barnett Shale Natural Gas: Important to Our Local Economy

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