TAMEST Shale Task Force Briefs Texas House Energy Resources Committee on Report

Jul 2017

The Academy of Medicine, Engineering and Science of Texas (TAMEST) recently released a comprehensive report on the impacts of shale oil and gas development in Texas.

On Wednesday, July 26 at 2:00 p.m., members of the TAMEST Shale Task Force and TAMEST President Gordon England briefed the Texas House Energy Resources Committee at the Texas Capitol about the findings of the report, focusing on key highlights from the overall report as well as from the seismicity, water and transportation chapters. The hearing was open to the public can be heard here:


The hearing is also available to view online.

“Shale oil and gas development will likely continue for decades to come in Texas and other parts of the world; it’s critical to share our experience and leverage what we’ve learned here,” said Gordon England, TAMEST president. “We hope this briefing helped lawmakers and others find ways to enhance the positive impacts of shale development while reducing or mitigating negative ones.”


View a list of media coverage of the Shale Task Force report >


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