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The Barnett Shale Energy Education Council (BSEEC) is a community resource that provides information to the public about gas drilling and production in the Barnett Shale region in North Texas.

Natural Gas

Mayors Endorse "Green" construction code, natural gas vehicles

Mayors ask federal government to boost its support for natural gas vehicles says the New York Times

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Air & Water Quality

Oil Companies Weigh Strategies to Fend Off Tougher Regulations

WASHINGTON — When the Obama administration imposed new restrictions last week on offshore drilling in the wake of the BP oil spill, officials carved out an exemption that received little public attention: Companies working in shallow waters, unlike deep-sea operators like BP, could again begin drilling for oil and gas, reports The New York Times.

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Air & Water Quality

Burgess backs off call for investigation into air tests

U.S. Rep. Michael Burgess, a Denton County Republican, eased away from his call for an outside investigation into the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, a Star-Telegram blog reports.

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Air & Water Quality

TCEQ: Air Monitors Show No Levels of Concern in Barnett Shale Area

The Texas Commission of Environmental Quality (CEQ) recently said that, after more than a month of continuous, around-the-clock air monitoring data from two new air monitors in the Barnett Shale area, there have been no chemicals detected at levels of concern.

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Barnett Shale

Audit: agency gave inaccurate air pollution test results to Fort Worth

The state agency in charge of testing for air pollution gave inaccurate test results to the city of Fort Worth about toxic emissions from gas wells, and later realized what it had done but failed to notify the city or the public for weeks about the problem, according to an audit made public this week, the Star-Telegram reports.

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Natural Gas

Natural Gas Ad Makes the Invisible, Visible

It took 40 crew members, four days of shooting, and several kilometers of yarn to produce this cozy ad about natural gas for Aardgas KVBG by TBWA Brussels. Watch here.

After seeing it you'll never look at natural gas the same way again! Click here to watch the Making of Natural Gas and pull out your French dictionary!

 

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Air & Water Quality

State tests provide reassurance to Dish residents

State officials have released the results of blood tests that should eliminate concerns about benzene among residents in Dish and the Barnett Shale region.

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Drilling & Fracturing

Gas drillers find welcome mat in New York state

BINGHAMTON, New York (Reuters) - New York landowners whose properties sit on the gas-rich Marcellus Shale are pushing back against calls for greater environmental regulation, saying it has halted the U.S. gas drilling boom at the New York border.

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Natural Gas

Group pushes Fort Worth as natural gas vehicle hub

Put your money where your mouth is – that’s what a group of natural gas advocates are doing in hopes of spurring acceptance of natural gas vehicles as an alternative to traditional petroleum-based vehicles.

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Air & Water Quality

Clearing the air on the Barnett Shale

In the 29 years since the first well was drilled in the Barnett Shale, the natural gas industry has taken steps to ensure that it is a good neighbor.

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