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Opinion • On His 100th Birthday, George Mitchell Would Have Been Astounded by What His Fracking Technology Has Wrought

This piece originally appeared as a column in The Dallas Morning News.  The late George P. Mitchell, who would have turned 100 on May 21, was a Houston-based businessman, real estate developer and innovative philanthropist credited with developing fracking and horizontal drilling technology to...

News • The Oilman Who Loved Sustainable Energy

On Tuesday, George P. Mitchell would have turned 100 years old. After his death at 94 in 2013, this newspaper declared him the “Houstonian of the Century” — not the 20th century, in which he lived most of his life, but the 21st, which his legacy will help define. The list of words...

News • Coalition to Conserve Big Bend with Responsible Energy

Photo: Texas Parks and Wildlife Department The Big Bend region is considered one of the most biodiverse in the Western Hemisphere, while also sitting in one of the most energy-intensive areas of the world — and experts say if that energy is not developed responsibly, the sustainability of the...

News • New Initiative Strives To Inspire Responsible Energy Development In The Big Bend

A view from the South Rim trail at Big Bend National Park on a hazy day. (David Fulmer via Flickr) The Cynthia & George Mitchell Foundation, along with other partners, hopes to protect the Big Bend region from encroaching energy development by creating a new initiative called the Respect Big...

News • Can George Mitchell's Legacy Save Texas' Last Frontier?

The sun sets over the Chisos Mountains in Big Bend National Park. The Cynthia and George Mitchell Foundation has begun a multiyear effort to preserve the wider Big Bend region against some of the side effects of energy development, including oil and gas drilling and renewables. Mike Lee/E&E...

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