Landmark EPA Study Shows Fracking Has No Widespread Impact on Drinking Water The prevailing argument against hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, has recently been blown out of the water by the EPA after a nearly four-year study, the results of which were recently released in draft form. For years, environmentalists have asserted that fracking leads to [...]
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Natural Gas Takes the Lead Over Coal in Electricity Generation For the first time in history, natural gas has surpassed coal as the primary source of electric power generation in the United States. According to the research company SNL Energy, recent reports from the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) show that natural gas powered 31 percent of electricity [...]
Article by: By Louise S. Durham Remember the Austin Chalk horizontal drilling boom that revved up in the late 1980s? Coming on the heels of one of the industry’s most painful downturns, the play quickly morphed into THE place to drill in the United States. It was a heady time, and south Texas was at [...]