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Natural Gas Saves Water?
January 16, 2014 | The University of Texas at Austin

“A new study finds that in Texas, the U.S. state that annually generates the most electricity, using natural gas for electricity generation is saving water and making the state less vulnerable to drought.” Quoted from The University of Texas at Austin press release.

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Fayetteville Shale Forecast
January 14, 2014 | The University of Texas at Austin
"A new study from the Bureau of Economic Geology at The University of Texas at Austin forecasts that one of the nation’s most productive shale gas basins, the Fayetteville Shale, will continue to be a major contributor to U.S. natural gas supplies for years to come, with economically recoverable reserves of 18 trillion cubic feet through 2050." Quoted from The University of Texas at Austin press release.

California Communities Cut off from their Primary Water Source?
February 4, 2014 | San Jose Mercury News
An article on the San Jose Mercury News website explains how the California State Water Project does not expect to deliver any water this year because of the severe drought. This leaves numerous communities and agricultural areas, some of which normally receive most of their water from the project, left only with local supplies.

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