Do bystanders see oil and gas producers as taking a stand for morality?  Alex Epstein of the Center for Industrial Progress says they should.  He approaches the value of fossil fuels in our society differently from most industry defenders. The opponents make a moral case against fossil fuels: They destroy the earth and their use

Co-author Travis Booher

How is a producer to deal with a demanding and formidable lessor’s insistence on stringent surface protection? How about demands from environmental groups and government entities? One way might be to educate himself and his fellow stakeholders.

One group at the forefront of education efforts is Texas A&M University-Kingsville’s Caesar Kleberg Wildlife

Politico and other sources report that President Obama promised a crowd of supporters in northern California recently that he would unveil his climate change strategy sometime soon. What it might look like is unknown.  It has been suggested that the policy will revolve around EPA pollution sources like power plants. 

It is reported that there

Jesse Jenkins of the Energy Collective ponders the question. He reports as follows:

  • According to the US Energy Information Administration 27,000 new gas wells were completed in the U.S. in 2011, many of which were horizontal wells implementing hydraulic fracturing.
  • Each well consumes 5 million gallons of water per well for fracking and completion.