The George W. Bush Institute held a thoughtful conference on energy regulation yesterday in Dallas. I was particularly struck by the panel discussion featuring governors from two states that know a thing or two about energy production.
The drop in GHG emissions over the last two decades is an environmental success story, with a number of characters playing significant roles. As it happens, the lead role has been turned in by the oil and natural gas industry.
Hydraulic fracturing pioneer George Mitchell was worth roughly $2 billion when he died. That’s an extraordinary amount of money. But it pales in comparison to the amount of new wealth created every year as a direct consequence of the shale energy revolution that George Mitchell helped bring into existence.
It’s been 30 years since a landmark report from a blue-ribbon panel on education warned that the United States was A Nation at Risk. Three decades later, our nation still faces a crisis in education