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.

Alive and Kicking

News outlets in North Texas have taken note of a new report by economist Ray Perryman that details the impressive sustained economic impact of the Barnett Shale.
 
While some may have considered the Barnett Shale old news, the Perryman report (commissioned by the Fort Worth Chamber of Commerce) makes it clear that "even with the recession and the drop in natural gas prices, natural gas production and job levels have remained stable and provide ongoing benefits to the economy."  

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Golden Age

David Blackmon of Forbes wrote a great article this week ("Recognizing The Golden Age Of Texas Oil And Gas While We're In It") that encouraged Texans to appreciate the “golden age” of energy production that we are now enjoying.

Blackmon provides a long list of facts and figures about the booming Texas energy economy, but perhaps most compelling is his examination of where Texas would rank among energy producing nations. "Texas would rank as the 8th largest oil producing nation and the 3rd largest natural gas producing nation on earth. Granted, Texas is a big ‘ol state, but still, that kind of natural resource production is pretty amazing from any perspective."

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"Not a Threat"

Great op-ed by Isaac Orr in The Hill that debunks some common anti-shale talking points that ignore the science behind shale energy's track record of safety and environmental responsibility:

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