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Texas Tech Researchers Lend Expertise to Shale Task Force Report


oil pumpsTwo Texas Tech researchers, Danny Reible, the Donovan Maddox Distinguished Engineering Chair and professor in the Department of Civil, Environmental and Construction Engineering, and Denny Bullard, an instructor in the Department of Petroleum Engineering, served on Shale Task Force commissioned by the Academy of Medicine, Engineering and Science of Texas (TAMEST).

The TAMEST Shale Task Force Report examines the environmental and community impacts of shale oil and gas development in Texas. The 19-member task force, which included experts from across the state with diverse knowledge and expertise, is touted as a first-of-its-kind, comprehensive review mechanism of scientific research and related findings regarding impacts of shale and oil and gas production in Texas, focusing on six areas – seismicity, land resources, water, air, transportation and community impact.

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