Shale Task Force – Media Center

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A pre-publication, embargoed version of Environmental and Community Impacts of Shale Development in Texas will be available upon request starting on Thursday, June 15th. The report will be publicly released Monday, June 19th at 8:00 a.m. Central Time.

Additional collateral items include:

Media Contacts

For Media Inquiries and Interview Requests:

Terrence Henry
Director of Communications, TAMEST
512-471-9121 |

Angela Martín-Barcelona
Marketing & Communications Manager, TAMEST
512-471-0575 |

TAMEST Shale Task Force

Lead Authors

Christine Economides

Christine Ehlig-Economides, NAE (Chair)

University of Houston

David Allen

David Allen, NAE (Lead)

The University of Texas at Austin
Area of expertise: Air

John Barton

John Barton (Lead)

Texas A&M University System
Area of expertise: Transportation

Danny Reible

Danny Reible, NAE (Lead)

Texas Tech University
Area of expertise: Water
Brian Stump

Brian Stump (Lead)

Southern Methodist University
Area of expertise: Seismicity

Melinda Taylor

Melinda Taylor (Lead)

The University of Texas School of Law
Area of expertise: Land

Gene Theodori

Gene Theodori (Lead)

Sam Houston State University
Area of expertise: Economic and Social Impacts

Media Coverage


The Cynthia and George Mitchell Foundation Blog: Learning from Texas’ Shale Energy Experience

Environmental Defense Fund (EDF)Report identifies ways to reduce water contamination from oil and gas development in Texas

Energy in Depth/Independent Petroleum Association of America (IPAA): New Report: Texas Oil and Gas Being Developed Responsibly, With Positive Economic Impacts

Tyler Morning TelegraphEditorial: New study shows fracking has minimal environmental effects

Texas Independent Producers & Royalty Owners Association, published by Houston ChronicleCommentary: Positives in Texas shale report overshadowed by rhetoric

Daily CallerEighth Major Report Finds Water Contamination From Fracking ‘Has Not Been Observed’

EcoWatch:  Fracking Study Links Pollution, Earthquakes to Drilling in Texas Shale

Texans for Natural Gas New Study Confirms Fracking Has Not Contaminated Groundwater in Texas


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