" [T]he benefits of continued shale gas development are enormous and dramatically outweigh even worst-case scenario costs of pollution and clean-up."
In a recent article on Forbes.com, Houston-based author Christopher Helman explained recent studies by Yale University graduates which indicate that the economic benefit of shale gas development outweighs the potential environmental impact. His article explains that the savings attributable to the increase in domestic production from 2008 to 2011 has added up to $103 billion per year in savings for the United States. To read more, go to:
In a recent article in the Houston Chronicle, journalist Elizabeth Traynor explores all the negative media surrounding the term "fracking." The question has been raised whether the industry should coin a new term to circumvent all of this negative attention from the public. This could be a useful alternative when trying to gain public support of drilling a new prospect. Check out the story below:
PicTranslator is an iPhone app that turns your smartphone into your personal translator. Just point your phone at the sign or text that you want to translate, snap a photo and voila! The app translates road signs, maps, menus, newspapers,etc. Not sure how to pronounce it? No problem, PicTranslator can read it aloud to you so you'll know how to pronounce what you see.
Ashley Hallene specializes in Oil and Gas Law, Title Examination, and Oil and Gas Leasing in Houston, Texas. Ashley received her J. D. from University of Houston Law Center in 2009. She is the Editor of Technology and Product Reviews for the ABA GP|Solo eReport. Ashley has published articles on legal technology in the TechnoLawyer Newsletter and GP|Solo Magazine.