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What’s Next for the Permian Basin?

Even in a country that’s literally filled with ample oil and gas deposits, Texas and New Mexico’s Permian Basin is seen as a beacon in the nation. Now, thanks to the discovery of the most abundant oil and gas resource in United States history, one of the most active oil and gas regions in the nation is about to get some big-time attention from the entire world.

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What Does Jared Polis Mean for Oil and Gas in Colorado?

When he took the podium for a victory speech in his decisive victory over Republican Walker Stapleton, Jared Polis was ebullient when he declared that Colorado was “an inclusive state that values every contribution.” Polis was referring to his place as history’s first openly gay state governor, but he may as well have been talking about the future of his state. Even as the Centennial State gains notoriety for its progressive social politics, the backbone of the state is built on its businesses.

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No President Can Take Credit for the Success (or Failure) of the Oil and Gas Industry

Speaking to students and guests at Texas’ Rice University earlier in the week, former President Barack Obama overflowed with self-congratulatory statements, particularly when it came to his “success” with the oil and gas industry. When the former POTUS took credit for the energy industry’s current boom, he didn’t mince words. 

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Supporting Proposition 112 Isn’t Going to Help People Who Oppose Fracking

Just two weeks away from election day, easily the most contested piece of legislation facing Colorado voters is controversial oil and gas measure Proposition 112. Though simple reason dictates that such a disastrous measure shouldn’t have even made the ballot, there it is, awaiting voter response on November 6. Perhaps even worse, recent polls indicate that the initiative could pass.

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Separate the Hype From the Facts in the Fracking Fight

Less than a month away from a pivotal vote in the Colorado elections, the campaign to denigrate hydraulic fracturing is in full swing. As the press parades anecdotal evidence of discontent Coloradans and dubious scientific evidence in voters’ faces, it’s important to remember the facts behind hydraulic fracturing, because this energy extraction process is nowhere near as harmful as its opponents would have you believe. 

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