Corpus Christi: The Case for Desal

September 16th, 2019|

Dear Friends, Experts have predicted that 50% of major cities will be considering desalination to supplement their water supply in the coming decade. The City of Corpus Christi seems to be well on its way to join its fellow Texas cities El Paso and San Antonio that have already developed desalination plants to support their cities especially during times of drought. Corpus Christi officials have conducted a feasibility study showing [...]

Recommendations for Conserving Texas Water Usage

September 3rd, 2019|

Dear Friends, As a part of my activities with the 98th Meridian Foundation I recently attended a couple of events. The first event was the West Texas Legislative Summit in San Angelo. This year the summit was focused on Federal issues relating to energy, transportation and agriculture. With a slight rearranging of categories – combining energy and transportation into one category and dividing agriculture into the separate components of land [...]

Summer update from 98th Meridian Foundation

July 2nd, 2019|

Dear Friends, I hope your summer is off to a great start! At 98th Meridian Foundation, we have been busy as always, kicking off the summer with a great roundtable discussion hosted in partnership with Cressman Tubular in Midland on May 29th. Thank you to those of you who made it to the event at the Midland Petroleum Club. I hope you all enjoyed the discussion as much as I [...]

98th Meridian Foundation comments on EPA Draft Study

June 30th, 2019|

The 98th Meridian Foundation – a non-profit dedicated to education and research on issues relating to the nexus of energy, water and land – would like to thank the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for issuing the draft study on produced water from oil and gas extraction, titled “Study of Oil and Gas Extraction Wastewater Management Under the Clean Water Act” [EPA‐821‐R19‐001]. We are delighted for the opportunity to comment [...]

Legislative update on produced water regulation

April 12th, 2019|

Dear Friends, It’s been an exciting few weeks since 98th Meridian Foundation issued our first white paper, Texas Disposal and Injection Well Regulations. Thank you all for the positive feedback and support. Next, we’ll be looking at hosting workshops and seminars to publicly discuss the ideas and recommendations contained in the paper, as well as examining what other organizations and entities are working toward in regards to managing produced water. [...]

98th Meridian Foundation releases paper on Texas Disposal and Injection Well Regulation

March 12th, 2019|

Dear Friends, As most of you know, I had the incredible honor of serving as your Texas Railroad Commissioner from 2011 through 2017. After leaving office, I had a strong desire to continue the vital work performed at the Commission and maintain involvement in the important issues that impact our state. I founded 98th Meridian Foundation, a nonprofit organization, which aims to study, educate and initiate high-level dialogue around issues [...]

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