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Wednesday, January 8 • 3:25pm - 4:35pm
Energy and Texas: Mastering the Master Resource

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The last few years have witnessed an oil and gas boom unprecedented in Texas history. This rapid increase in production has led to undeniable benefits, as well as some challenges. Come and learn about developments in the what remains a vital issue in Texas.


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Josiah Neeley

Policy analyst for the Center for Energy & the Environment, Texas Public Policy Foundation
Josiah Neeley joined the Foundation in October of 2011 as a Policy Analyst for the Center for Tenth Amendment Studies and the Armstrong Center on Energy & the Environment. Prior to joining TPPF, Josiah worked as an Associate for the firm of Bopp, Coleson & Bostrom in Terre Haute, Indiana, specializing in Constitutional Litigation, and clerked for the Honorable Roger Vinson, a federal district court judge in Pensacola, Florida. He has a... Read More →

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Representative Jim Keffer

Chairman of House Energy Resources, Texas House of Representatives
State Representative Jim Keffer (R-Eastland) is a conservative family man, small business owner and lifelong Texas Republican Party leader. As president of EBAA Iron Sales, Inc., Jim is one of the largest employers in his community. He is a graduate of Texas Tech University, and prior to running for the Texas Legislature, Jim served as Republican County Chairman for Eastland County. In 1997, he became the first Republican to ever represent... Read More →
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Commissioner David Porter

Commissioner, Railroad Commission of Texas
David J. Porter was elected to serve a six-year term as Texas Railroad Commissioner in  | November 2010. | | Since taking office, Commissioner Porter has been appointed to the Interstate Oil and  | Gas Compact Commission as the Official Representative of Texas by Texas Governor  | Rick Perry. He has also been appointed as Governor Perry’s official representative on  | the Interstate Mining Compact Commission and... Read More →
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Cyrus Reed

Conservation Director, Sierra Club, Lone Star Chapter
Cyrus Reed is the Conservation Director and Acting Chapter Director for the Lone Star Chapter  | Sierra Club. Cyrus has a Ph.D. in Geography from the University of Texas at Austin, with a  | focus on water policy and the dispute over the Rio Grande water with Mexico. Prior to becoming  | conservation director, he served as Sierra Club's lobbyist on energy and air quality issues  | during the 2005, 2007 legislative sessions... Read More →

Wednesday January 8, 2014 3:25pm - 4:35pm
Capitol View Terrace South

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