Regan Templeton of KUT News and Reporting Texas researched and reported this article.
The Bureau of Economic Geology, established in 1909, is the oldest research unit at the University of Texas at Austin. The Bureau is now a part of the Jackson School of Geosciences. The Bureau’s mission is to provide research and advice related to energy and environmental issues and also performs the state geological survey. The Bureau has facilities in Austin, Houston, and Midland.