TAMEST Shale Task Force Sponsor

In order to engage experts throughout the state, on October 5, 2016 TAMEST convened an open meeting of the Shale Task Force to hear input and testimony from invited expert speakers, including representatives from the Texas Water Development Board, Texas General Land Office and Railroad Commission of Texas, as well as academic and industry experts.

These insights will help inform the consensus report to be released next year. The meeting was open to the public, and audio, photos and slide presentations are available below:

 

Opening Remarks   |   Sponsor Perspectives   |   Geology and Seismicity   |   Land Resources   |   Water   |   Air   |   Transportation   |   Social and Economics   |   Texas Water Development Board   |   Texas Railroad Commission   |   Texas General Land Office   |   Texas Oil & Gas Association   |   Environmental Defense Fund   |   Panel Discussion: Community Perspectives   |   Speaker Bios


OPENING SESSION

Opening Remarks


Christine Economides, NAE (Task Force Chair)
Professor, Petroleum Engineering
University of Houston






Sponsor Perspectives


Marilu Hastings
Vice President, Sustainability Program
The Cynthia & George Mitchell Foundation



EXPERT PRESENTATIONS

Geology and Seismicity


Peter Hennings
Research Scientist, Bureau of Economic Geology
The University of Texas at Austin







 

Land Resources


Forrest Smith
Dan L. Duncan Endowed Director of South Texas Natives and Texas Native Seeds Projects
Caesar Kleberg Wildlife Research Institute
Texas A&M University—Kingsville





 

Water


Cal Cooper
Director of Special Projects and Emerging Technology
Apache Corporation






Air


David Parrish
Senior Research Scientist
Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences (CIRES)
University of Colorado






Transportation


Cesar Quiroga
Senior Research Engineer
Texas A&M Transportation Institute






Social and Economics


Thomas Tunstall
Senior Research Director
Institute for Economic Development
The University of Texas at San Antonio





 



TEXAS STATE AGENCIES

Texas Water Development Board


Kathleen Jackson
Board Member
Texas Water Development Board




 

Railroad Commission of Texas


Lori Wrotenbery
Director, Oil and Gas Division
Railroad Commission of Texas






 

Texas General Land Office


Robert Hatter
Deputy Director, Energy Resources
Texas General Land Office





 



OIL AND GAS TRADE ASSOCIATION

Texas Oil & Gas Association


Todd Staples
President
Texas Oil & Gas Association






 



ENVIRONMENTAL ORGANIZATION

Environmental Defense Fund


Nichole Saunders
Attorney, U.S. Climate and Energy Program
Environmental Defense Fund





 



PANEL DISCUSSION: COMMUNITY PERSPECTIVES

A panel of community representatives offered their perspectives on the impacts of shale oil and gas development at the Oct. 5, 2016 open meeting of the TAMEST Shale Task Force:




Gene TheodoriPanel Moderator: Gene Theodori (Task Force Lead)
Professor, Department of Sociology
Sam Houston State University

Judge Roger HarmonPanelist: Judge Roger Harmon
Johnson County, Cleburne

Cristi LaJeunessePanelist: Cristi LaJeunesse
Executive Director
Kenedy Housing Authority

Jeanette Winn MoczygembaPanelist: Jeanette Winn Moczygemba
Superintendent
Karnes City Independent School District

Judge Mike BradfordPanelist: Judge Mike Bradford
Midland County, Midland