The War of Escalating Bans: A look at the King bills filed in response to Denton, Texas

    As you know, the City of Denton, Texas voted to enact an ordinance banning the use of hydraulic fracturing as a completion method within the city limits.  That ordinance is now in effect but subject to two pending suits filed by the Texas Oil and Gas Association (TXOGA) […]

Water Issues for Texas ranch owners

Everyone in Texas now understands that water is critical to the future. Ranch owners and operators have known this for decades.  As water grows more scare in rural Texas, the changing rules of water policy and regulation have to be understood.  The framework around surface water and groundwater supplies is […]

Some Quotes in the News this Week

As a sign of how pressing many of the policy considerations surrounding shale production, we were quoted a few time this week in publications. Industry in Need of a New Approach First, D Magazine CEO had a column on looking back at the Barnett, really a prism to view the […]