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What is the Eagle Ford Shale?

What is the Eagle Ford Shale? The Eagle Ford Shale is a South Texas geological formation with a large amount of oil and natural gas. It’s about 50 miles wide, 400 miles long, on average 250 feet thick and buried between 4,000 and 12,000 feet below the surface of the Earth, reaching from the Mexican […]

Your Guide to Rick Perry’s Energy Policy

Rick Perry is the current governor of Texas, and was a candidate in the Republican primaries before the 2012 presidential election. He entered the campaign in August 2011 and dropped out shortly before the South Carolina primary on January 19, 2012. Rick Perry’s energy policy in many ways reflects the energy makeup of the state […]

What Is The Environmental Defense Fund?

The Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) is a nonprofit environmental advocacy group that first organized in 1967 after the pesticide DDT was discovered to be threatening wildlife on Long Island, New York. The group is known for its work on issues such as global warming, ecosystem restoration, oceans and human health. It is a nonpartisan organization, […]

What Is The Barnett Shale?

The Barnett Shale is a geological formation and rich source of natural gas located in the Fort Worth Basin in Northeast Texas. The shale consists of sedimentary rock made of clay and quartz and spans 5,000 square miles, beneath about 18 North Texas counties. The productive portion of the rock formation is located directly beneath […]