Posted May 1, 2013
Texas Tribune – Shale Boom Has Major Impact on Texas' Budget
Increased shale development in Texas has helped business surge in the Lone Star State, providing jobs not just in the industry but across the service sectors. But the most significant effect may be seen in the revenue provided to the state, according to the paper.
Press Connects.com – New York Deserves a Fracking Chance
In a guest opinion piece, Dr. Charles Carpenter points out that as the debate over hydraulic fracturing continues in the Empire State, more than 800,000 New Yorkers are currently unemployed, and since 2001 at least 1.6 million people have left the state. That’s the highest number of any state in the country – but fracking could change that.
National Journal – U.S. Has Much, Much More Natural Gas and Oil Than We Thought
In an article on new government estimates showing a two-fold increase in the size of shale oil reserves in the Williston Basin area, Interior Secretary Sally Jewell says North Dakota’s “world-class formations contain even more energy-resource potential than previously understood, which is important information as we continue to reduce our nation’s dependence on foreign sources of oil.”
Washington Post – America's Comeback Kid: Manufacturing
Blogger Brad Plumer notes trends favoring a revival of U.S. manufacturing, including abundant and affordable natural gas developed thanks to hydraulic fracturing.
Billings Gazette – Energy Advocate Supports Natural Gas Exports
Former EPA official J. Winston Porter says in an interview that affordable natural gas has spurred a renaissance in the U.S. chemical industry. Porter says he has seen no evidence that hydraulic fracturing has damaged water wells and that states are better able to regulate fracking than “one size fits all” EPA regulation.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Mary Schaper is a Digital Communications Manager for the American Petroleum Institute. She previously worked on Capitol Hill for the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee as Digital Director and for Senator Lisa Murkowski. Before coming to D.C., she spearheaded digital strategy for Murkowski's successful Senate write-in campaign in 2010. Schaper enjoys traveling and taking in the local culture alongside her husband, their son and loyal springer spaniel.