Posted May 29, 2013
Texas is killing it, reports the magazine’s website A new analysis of jobs recovered since the economic downturn finds that the state’s largest city stands apart as the most powerful job engine in the country – thanks to its ties with the energy industry.
CNN Opinion – Make Sure Fracking is Done Right
In a guest post, the Council On Foreign Relations’ Michael Levi writes that “people are right to insist that [hydraulic fracturing] is done safely, but they're wrong if they conclude that it can't be.”
Washington Times – Illinois Edges Closer to Endorsing Hydraulic Fracturing
WT has a recap of the conversation and steps that have been taken by the Illinois legislature to bring hydraulic fracturing to the state. The newspaper notes that “claims of water contamination … have been disproved by further scientific analysis by state officials.”
The Town Talk – Louisiana Shale Play Factors in Plans for New Manufacturing
Thanks to increased hydraulic fracturing in the Haynesville Shale, more than $20.2 billion in new construction-related activities and manufacturing projects are headed directly to the state. These natural gas-induced projects are estimated to generate some 214,670 jobs through 2019.
Fuel Fix highlights the economic impacts of hydraulic fracturing in communities like Clarksburg, Pa., where one manufacturer has found a market for drilling components. It’s an example of how in many communities, local businesses are becoming innovators of new technology.
Longview News-Journal – Ship It Out: Energy Secretary Should OK Pending LNG Export Plans
In an editorial, LN-J stresses the need for the Energy Department to approve about 20 pending applications for liquefied natural gas export projects. The piece notes a study commissioned by the department last year pointing to economic benefits from the export of natural gas.
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.