Thursday, October 11, 2018
Texans For Natural Gas | October 11, 2018
Fact check: Sensational, misleading media story that claims Permian Basin energy development is “threatening the planet” is chock full of inaccuracies, features debunked activist claims, and was co-authored by an organization funded by “Keep It In the Ground” supporters.
Energy development is unquestionably good for Texas. It provides jobs, billions of dollars in tax revenue, and it makes the United States more energy secure. The United States is now the world’s largest producer of oil, thanks in large part to places like the Permian Basin and the Eagle Ford Shale. As the largest natural gas producer in the country, Texas is also playing a key role in reducing air pollution: the United States leads the world in reducing carbon dioxide emissions, and that’s primarily due to the increased use of clean-burning natural gas.