HAPPY NEW YEAR! It's 2018. The beginning of a New Year is usually met with reflection, and planning. As The 98th Meridian Foundation has been inspired by the great writer & intellect, Walter Prescott Webb, we thought we would share a passage from his most-heralded book, The Great Plains, and share a thought: “For two centuries,” Webb wrote, “American pioneers had been working out a technique for the utilization of the humid regions east of the Mississippi River. They had found solutions for their problems and were conquering the frontier at a steadily accelerating rate. Then in the early nineteenth century [...]
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HAPPY HOLIDAYS FROM TEXAS! We generally think of a 'meridian' as an imaginary line. Running through the heart of Texas, the 98th Meridian is not imaginary at all; in fact, the 98th Meridian in Texas differentiates East from West in very visual and meaningful ways. Different lands. Different people. At the holiday time, it all comes together...WE all come together; or at least, we HOPE all people will come together in gratitude for these great lands and resources bestowed upon us.
The 98th Meridian Foundation founder, The Honorable David J. Porter, is....HERE! Mr. Porter is a featured speaker tomorrow at this annual conference - in HOUSTON this year. As UTA's program touts, it's "An Event for the Oil & Gas Industry, By the Oil & Gas Industry." THE UTA OIL & GAS ENVIRONMENTAL CONFERENCE is one that presents an opportunity to learn about new regulatory changes affecting the industry. A perfect fit for Mr. Porter - the former Texas Railroad Commissioner. EXPLORE THE FULL PROGRAM HERE
While this takes the 'look back' - but in view of the events of the day - the question should be raised: How did those protestors GET to the protest site....? Did they WALK? And the clothes on their backs - did they hand-weave those sweaters with home-grown bamboo? The coffee with which they warmed themselves - where DID that water come from? How did the water get to that spout? THE POINT: Everyone participates in this matrix of natural resources: supply AND demand. It is incumbent upon us all to lead and participate in thoughtful, thorough discussions regarding our water [...]
IPEC - International Petroleum Environmental Conference In its 24th year, the 2017 version of IPEC was recently held in San Antonio, TX. From IPEC, "IPEC continues to bring together professionals involved in developing and implementing technology to address and resolve petroleum environmental problems, and to share best practices and information regarding advances in emerging technology." Founder, David J. Porter recently participated in this annual conference. His presentation was titled, "The Reuse of Produced Water – What the Government Should be Doing in Support of Market-Ready Solutions". (The ABSTRACT of the presentation can be found HERE.) Pushing the envelope. That's what 98th Meridian Foundation is doing. To [...]
The 98th Meridian Foundation will be sharing thoughts, information and programs that further the conversation related to THE NEXUS: WATER - ENERGY - LAND. Critical components of our future in Texas. Our founder, The Honorable David J. Porter will be speaking at related events, and we will keep you up-to-date on his words and activities, as well as those with whom we are connected in this important dialogue and mission. Watch this space.
With a vision for a more thoughtful approach to setting policy and the execution of market solutions, our founder, The Honorable David J. Porter has launched, The 98th Meridian Foundation. We hope you will join in the conversation as we work to stimulate dialogue related to the very important issues surrounding an abundant and safe future for The Great State of Texas, and all of its inhabitants.