natural resources

Texas Leads the Country in Natural Gas Production

Aug 22, 2013
State Impact Texas

State Impact Texas reported that Texas has about 23 percent of the country’s natural gas reserves.  Horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking,” has allowed more production than any other state.

Oklahoma Water Statutes Trump Texas Compacts

Jun 16, 2013
PHOTO BY REUTERS/MIKE STONE

A recent Supreme Court ruling found the interstate water compact between the states of Texas and Oklahoma does not supersede Oklahoma's water statues.  Recent stories from State Impact Texas, provide the legal document and insight from Gabriel Eckstein, law professor and water expert, as well as Sara Tran, SMU law professor.